North Korean Concentration Camps Will Outlive Kim Jong-il

In his visit to the Asia-Pacific region last month, President Barack Obama declared: "The United States is a Pacific power, and we are here to stay."  This will hopefully mean that substantial steps will be taken to ensure that U.S. supremacy -- the advancement of both strategic interests and values -- reigns in the Pacific throughout the 21st century.  Further, of paramount importance for a better tomorrow for perhaps the majority of humanity are the strengthening of cultural and military alliances and the defense of regional liberal democracies, through vigilantly securing the conventional arms trade and maintaining technological superiority. Kim Jong-il's death probably offers no quick fixes.  The problem with focusing the limelight on a single figurehead is that it creates tunnel-vision, ignoring the vast power structure and security apparatus that maintain and by definition constitute the North Korean regime itself.  It is too early to tell, but in all...(Read Full Article)