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How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb

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How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb

On Wednesday, North Korea launched the first direct artillery attack on South Korean territory since the Korean War ended in an armistice in 1953.

North Korean artillery batteries fired around 80 shells at Yeonpyeong Island, not far off the coast of North Korea and around which a U.S.-South Korea naval exercise was taking place. killing two South Korean marines and injuring 18 others, including two civilians.

South Korea returned fire, launching its own artillery barrage at North Korea and preparing its jet fighters for combat.

The incident came around six months after a North Korean pocket submarine launched a torpedo that destroyed the South Korean Navy corvette ROKS Cheonan, killing 46 sailors.

Roberto De Vido is a communications consultant, writer, cartoonist and jack of many trades. The former chief of Tucson Sentinel’s East Asia Bureau, he now lives in California (make of that what you will).

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