Uncertainty on the Korean Peninsula
Ever since the recent event when the South Korean Cheonan Navy ship was hit with a torpedo that killed 46 sailors. Last week after the investigation was finished, there have been links that the torpedo came from North Korea. Tensions are high on the Korean peninsula between the two countries. It seems that North Korea and the infamous Kim Jong Il are always on the headline news about its development of nuclear weapons. The mood for the past week in South Korea is a bit different this time. Recently the U.S Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton came to South Korea to meet with President Lee. Secretary Clinton says the U.S. firmly supports South Korea’s actions. "First, we endorse President Lee's call on North Korea to come forward with the facts regarding this act of aggression and, above all, stop its belligerence and threatening behavior," said Clinton. "Second, our support for South Korea's defense is unequivocal, and President Obama has directed his military commanders to coordinate closely with their Korean counterparts to ensure readiness and to deter future aggression.” She says the United States and South Korea will explore further enhancements to its joint military posture on the Korean Peninsula. (VOANews.com http://bit.ly/aC8ELI)
Everyone is concerned about this matter. Somehow it’s different from the other times that North Korea was suspected of an action like this. Many people are worried throughout South Korea. The Korean won has taken a significant hit due to the recent news. For now only time can tell. We have three months left in Korea until our contract is completed.