South Korea’s top spy agency, the National Intelligence Service, said last week that it is difficult to pinpoint the blame for the Cheonan sinking. ABSTRACT. This paper revisits the sinking of a South Korean naval ship called the Cheonan in March , which profoundly undermined the. President Lee Myung-bak told military intelligence confirms sinking of navy corvette by North Korean submarine.

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Retrieved 1 December Retrieved 28 May At the time, a spokesman for the South Korean military stated that there was no evidence that North Korea had been involved in the incident. Army War College; retrieved 26 Nov It also announced that any South Korean vessel found crossing the disputed maritime border would be immediately attacked.

North Korean torpedo sank Cheonan, South Korea military source claims

Retrieved 16 May Archived from the original on 22 May In their summary for the United Nations Security Councilthe investigation group was described as the “Joint Civilian-Military Investigation Group of the Republic of Korea with the participation of international experts from Australia, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States, and the Multinational Combined Intelligence Task Force, comprising the Republic of Korea, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States,” which consisted of “25 experts from 10 top Korean expert agencies, 22 military experts, 3 experts recommended by the National Assembly, and 24 foreign experts constituting 4 support teams”.

Or did they agree to a US cover-up operation? Retrieved 8 July Korea reconsiders installing electronic signboards against N. Japan supports complaint to UN over North Korea.


They would revert to a wartime footing in regard to South Korea and disallow any South Korean ships or aircraft to enter the territory of North Korea. A member of the North Korean cabinet who defected to the south in said on 7 December that the crew of the North Korean submarine which sank Cheonan had been honored by the North Korean military and government.

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These have been referred to as ” crab wars “. The situation is further complicated by the presence of a rich fishing ground used by DPRK and Chinese fishing vessels, and there have been numerous clashes over the years between naval vessels from both sides attempting to police what both sides regard as sinkig territorial waters.

On 15 Aprilthe stern section of the ship was winched from the seabed by a large floating cranedrained of water and placed on a barge for transportation to the Pyongtaek navy base. It puts more political pressure on President Lee Myung-bak, but analysts do not see it triggering a war.

The torpedo parts found on the seabed matched those of a captured North Korean torpedo taken by South Korea seven years ago. The US carried out the sinking see 2 above as a pretext to scare the Japanese into allowing them to keep their controversial military base on Okinawa which America says is chfonan for deploying marines to secure North Korean nuclear facilities in the event of war.

Hceonan tail section of the torpedo also contained a marking saying ‘number one’ in a North Korea script — the so-called ‘smoking gun’. Korea Sink The Cheonan?

A South Korean military oversight board, the Board of Inspection and Audit, has accused senior South Korean naval leaders of lying and hiding information.

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On the night of the sinking, the U. On 2 May it was reported that South Korea’s naval minister vowed “retaliation” against those responsible. The cause of the sinking remains in dispute, although overwhelming evidence points to North Korea.

On 8 Maya former senior presidential secretary who served under Roh Moo-hyun, Park Seon-won, [] was charged with libel by South Korea’s Defense Minister, Kim Tae-young, over comments he made during a 22 April interview on MBC radio asking for greater disclosure from the military and government.

North Korea: ‘No apology’ for S Korea Cheonan sinking

The original report, however, did not assert that a conventional torpedo strike had occurred, but rather that the torpedo had exploded underneath the ship, thus breaking its back. Over 24 military vessels were involved over course of the search-and-rescue effort, [41] including four U.

In no particular order, the top ten theories and unanswered questions on the sinking of the Cheonan are:. More from the web.

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Inside the mind of Kim Jong-il. Kwaak 5 September Businesses have been calmed by the South’s response. Retrieved 9 July Retrieved 2 July Korea’s torpedo attack in final report”. Korean torpedo that attacked Cheonan “. According to Timethe report assessed in detail ten possible alternative scenarios, with extensive discussion and explanation simking why those ten were not possible.

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