Korea Asserts Itself

Kim Yun Hee, one of the 12 million voters who elected liberal lawyer Roh Moo Hyun as South Korea's new President last week, is concerned about homeland security. He ought to be. North Korea is trying to arm itself with nuclear missiles and seems bent on forcing a showdown with the U.S., which wants to strip the North of its weapons of mass destruction and appears willing to risk war to do so. But during a noisy Seoul street party celebrating Roh's cliff-hanger Dec. 19 victory, Kim, a 26-year-old publishing company employee, says he's not worried about the Northhe's worried about...

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