In History’s Glare

  • Kisam Kim
  • Donald Kirk


Martial arts experts battered one another, armored black limousines roared and screeched, and explosions crackled on cue in front of the Blue House, the office and residential complex of South Korea’s President Lee Myung-bak. Donald Kirk watched as the agency responsible for the president’s security put on the display of defensive expertise shortly before the nuclear summit of March 2012, at which leaders of nearly fifty countries gathered in Seoul to talk about the dangers of nuclear holocaust.


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  • Donald Kirk

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