North Korea Coming Out Of The Dark?

February 1st, 2011
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In a now infamous 2002 news briefing, then Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld pointed to a picture of the Korean peninsula at night and stated, “south Korea is filled with lights and energy and vitality and a booming economy; North Korea is dark”.  The picture quickly became synonymous with all that was wrong with North Korea,

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About the Author

Chad O'Carroll

Chad O'Carroll has written on North Korea since 2010 and writes between London and Seoul.

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  • Fred

    your picture of Wonsan by night is so utterly and totaly fake, the light effects added to the photo are so unprofessional. you make yourself look very foolish with such a silly picture.
    Go and change it

  • Fred

    your picture of Wonsan by night is so utterly and totaly fake, the light effects added to the photo are so unprofessional. you make yourself look very foolish with such a silly picture.
    Go and change it

  • http://twitter.com/nknewsorg nknews

    That picture of Wonsan was provided by KCNA – it propbably is fake or enhanced.

    NK NEWS

  • http://twitter.com/nknewsorg NK NEWS

    That picture of Wonsan was provided by KCNA – it propbably is fake or enhanced.

    NK NEWS