Monthly Archives: September 2017

NORTH KOREAN DIPLOMATS SMUGGLE IVORY, CIGARETTES AND GOLD

A new report by The Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime lifts the lid on state-sanctioned North Korean criminal activity in Africa, exposing diplomats and embassies linked to illicit trade in rhino horn, ivory, cigarettes and gold. Increasing economic sanctions and isolationist policies designed to cripple North Korea’s nuclear weapons …

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SOUTH KOREA TARGETS BIG LNG-FUELED VESSELS

South Korea’s Minstry of Oceans and Fisheries is launching a pilot program to build the world’s largest LNG-fueled ship. The ministry said it would work with local shipyards to develop a class of 180,000-ton LNG-propelled vessels, reports Yonhap news agency. The plans, to be signed on Tuesday, will also include …

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ADVICE TO YOUNG ACADEMY GRADS: NOBODY CARES

A group of U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen got an unexpected lesson in leadership from the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff this week. About 25 midshipmen came to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS ) to listen to Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford speak to the topic …

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