Military Confrontation Could Transpire Between Two Koreas Soon, Former U.S. Intelligence Chief Presumes
December 13, 2010
Seoul (ChattahBox World News)—Retired Admiral Dennis Blair, who left his post as the U.S. director of national intelligence last May, just returned from South Korea with a prediction that a military confrontation—although not a war—could take place before long, rawstory.com reports.
Blair suggested that South Korea is starting to “lose patience with the North, which there was a great deal of patience,” and that will lead to the South taking military action. He also said a bigger war would most likely not transpire because North Korea doesn’t believe it could win in a war against the South, rawstory.com notes.
China has less influence on North Korea than is widely believed, Blair said, because the country believes North Korea “can sort of turn on any time they want,” rawstory.com notes.