In 1983, North Korea Tried to Wipe Out South Korea's Government

It is 10 AM October 9, 1983. South Korea’s President Chun Doo-hwan is in the capital of Burma on a state visit.

It is no secret his military government is struggling. The Republic of Korea may be growing more prosperous year after year, but its citizens grow ever more impatient with the repression used to hold it together. Chun is known as the Butcher of Gwangju for dispatching the army in 1980 to kill hundreds of democracy activists immediately prior to his assuming office.

How the British Army is Trying to Give Its Tanks 'Shields'

Britain has announced that it will be developing active protection systems to defend its armored vehicles from antitank rockets.

Russia and Israel already use active protection systems, or APS, to defend their armor, and the United States is now evaluating them. Britain, whose armor force has been somewhat neglected in recent years, is now joining the party.

How North Korea's Crazy Commandos Tried to Kill South Korea's President

Recently the South Korean defense minister caused a stir when he announced the military was forming a “decapitation unit” of airborne special operators to target Kim Jong-un in the event of a conflict. While Seoul has long been exploring such a contingency, its prominent public airing is undoubtedly meant as a pressure tactic to cause Kim to reconsider how he might best ensure his own survival.