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Korean Brinkmanship, American Provocation, and the Road to War: The Manufacturing of a Crisis

Author(s): Tim Beal

Journal: Asia-Pacific Journal : Japan Focus
ISSN 1557-4660

Volume: 8;
Issue: 51;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: North Korea | South Korea | United States | Yeonpyeong Island | Yeonpyeong incident | brinkmanship | Korean War

The exchange of artillery fire between South and North Korea on 23 November, 2010 had predictable results - a great increase of tension on the peninsula, a show of force by the United States, and a torrent of uninformed media articles and pontificating from the security industry.Tim Beal probes the historical background to the recent incident that has brought the two Koreas, as well as the United States and China, to the brink of a new Korean War, and what can be done to address the issues.

Tango Jona
Tangokurs Rapperswil-Jona

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