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"There's not a day that goes by that I'm not in Korea..."

"There's not a day that goes by that I'm not in Korea..."

Portage's Elliott Sortillo was 15 years old when he enlisted with the Army. He was quickly in Korea where he was captured and spent 30 months as a POW.

June 22, 2014 7:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Think why we're making Bergdahl a target

GUEST COMMENTARY: Think why we're making Bergdahl a target

The furor over the American POW Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl continues to escalate. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on June 11 faced hostile questioning before the House Armed Services Committee. Members of Congress complained the White House broke the law by not consulting in advance

June 22, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Intelligence controversy draws attention to South Korea

GUEST COMMENTARY: Intelligence controversy draws attention to South Korea

South Korea is dealing with growing controversy concerning efforts by intelligence operatives to influence domestic politics. Agents of the National Intelligence Service have admitted to secret work to elect President Park Geun-hye. The Cyberwarfare Command of the South Korea Army has been a…

March 22, 2014 12:00 am
No talks on joint Korean team for 2018 Games

No talks on joint Korean team for 2018 Games

SOCHI, Russia | South Korean organizers of the 2018 Winter Olympics say there have been no talks with North Korea about forming a joint team for the games.

February 09, 2014 9:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Grinch did not steal Christmas, and other good news

GUEST COMMENTARY: Grinch did not steal Christmas, and other good news

"Nattering nabobs of negativism" is probably the most enduring of the many alliterative pronouncements of Spiro Agnew, vice president in the Nixon administration until forced to resign because of corruption.

December 28, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: North Korea continues erratic course

GUEST COMMENTARY: North Korea continues erratic course

North Korea’s official source of information and incendiary insults, the Korean Central News Agency, announced Friday the regime has executed the uncle of leader Kim Jong Un.

December 14, 2013 12:00 am

US tourist and Korean War vet arrives home

SAN FRANCISCO | An 85-year-old U.S. veteran of the Korean War who was detained for several weeks in North Korea arrived home Saturday in California.

December 07, 2013 12:25 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Korean developments underscore democracy’s strength

GUEST COMMENTARY: Korean developments underscore democracy’s strength

The fresh air of freedom is pervasive in South Korea. A visit to Seoul provides direct dramatic impressions of the strength and confidence of this remarkable people. The capital city of the nation is only fifty miles from the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone), within range of North Korean artillery a…

August 29, 2013 9:39 pm
Korea was war in all but name

Korea was war in all but name

The Korean War was unlike any the United States had fought before, in part because it technically wasn't a war.

August 17, 2013 8:00 pm Video Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: JFK’s arms control treaty remains major milestone

GUEST COMMENTARY: JFK’s arms control treaty remains major milestone

"I speak … in a spirit of hope," said President John F. Kennedy, beginning a policy address to the nation on July 26, 1963. He went on to describe a major breakthrough in the Cold War. The new Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty with the Soviet Union would prohibit nuclear explosions in the atmosphere.

July 27, 2013 12:00 am

Pence orders flags at half-staff Saturday for Korean War anniversary

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has directed all flags flown at Indiana state-supported facilities be lowered to half-staff Saturday to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice.

July 25, 2013 2:00 pm
BRIAN HOWEY: Terror returns to American homeland

BRIAN HOWEY: Terror returns to American homeland

“Brian, we’re going to get hit again. It’s going to happen. I just hope when it happens, I’m not in Washington.”

April 21, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Taiwan’s positive economic role increases

GUEST COMMENTARY: Taiwan’s positive economic role increases

In pursuing current events as in playing cards, evaluating the wider atmosphere is as important as studying the specific hand one has been dealt.

April 19, 2013 10:54 am
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April 15, 2013 12:00 am
"Are you concerned about North Korea's military threats?"

"Are you concerned about North Korea's military threats?"

Frank Liddaewi, St. John | "Yes. They hate Americans and have been cornered. They see our presence in South Korea and it's pressing the North. They feel the need to respond."

April 14, 2013 12:00 am
"Are you concerned about North Korea's military threats?"

"Are you concerned about North Korea's military threats?"

Region views on North Korea's talk of war

April 14, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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"Are you concerned about North Korea's military threats?"

"Are you concerned about North Korea's military threats?"

Heather Whitmore, Highland | "Absolutely. Nobody wants nuclear war. Whether it affects us or not, it's a ripple effect that causes problems."

April 14, 2013 12:00 am
"Are you concerned about North Korea's military threats?"

"Are you concerned about North Korea's military threats?"

Robert Garibay, Schererville | "Yes. They've got nuclear missiles. They need to work at keeping peace. Obama needs to go to North Korea and talk to their leader."

April 14, 2013 12:00 am
"Are you concerned about North Korea's military threats?"

"Are you concerned about North Korea's military threats?"

Mark Sadek, Chicago Ridge | "Definitely yes. I'm a peaceful person and the last thing I want to see is war. I think the politicians need to have a clear plan on what they are going to do."

April 14, 2013 12:00 am
"Are you concerned about North Korea's military threats?"

"Are you concerned about North Korea's military threats?"

Briana Jutte, Portage | "I'm slightly concerned, but I thing we would kick butt if anything happened. I'd go myself if I had to."

April 14, 2013 12:00 am
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