Friday, October 28, 2011

North Korea's Hit Teams

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, second on left, and U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, attend a security consultative meeting with South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin, second on right, in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 28, 2011. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen

North Korea’s Clumsy Assassins -- Bryan Kay, The Diplomat

News last month that an alleged North Korean spy tried to kill an anti-Pyongyang activist is a reminder that Kim Jong-il’s spies are active. But some say the attacks aren’t what they used to be.

To the unsuspecting eye, 71-year-old Kim Shin-jo blends in easily with life in the greater Seoul area – no more conspicuous than the local bank teller, post office clerk or parents dropping off their children at school.With his salt-and-pepper hair neatly folded in a classic comb-over, usually accompanied by freshly pressed cords and an open-collared shirt, he looks every inch the archetypal South Korean grandfather.

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My Comment: They may look and be "comical" at times .... but there is no doubt about one thing .... North Korea is still a threat.

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