[KS] US North Korea GI Defector
sayyes2korea at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 12 18:37:32 EDT 2004
Dear Korea Studies List,
A few days ago Reuters reported a man being reunited with his wife in Indonesia. He was a GI who is thought to have defected to North Korea during the Korean War. Has anyone heard of this man? Is anything else known about him and his family?
see website: http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5614720§ion=news
University of Washington
Afostercarter at aol.com wrote:
Has anyone done any work on North Korean aid
to Africa, or know anyone who has?
In the 1970s and 1980s the DPRK had embassies
all over the continent. Aid projects in a range of
countries - Guinea, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and many more -
ranged from the practical and useful (agriculture, construction)
to the more dubious (military training, organizing mass games,
building statues). It must have cost Pyongyang a fortune. Most of
the embassies have shut, but a little of this may still continue.
We think now of North Korea as an aid recipient.
It used to be a donor also. This chapter in the heyday of
tricontinental solidarity is now history, but should not go
unrecorded. It would make a fascinating PhD topic,
either in general or for particular countries.
One model could be Philip Snow's The Star Raft,
which looks at China's encounter with Africa.
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