I was graduated from Yale University in 1963 with a B.A. in economics and from the University of Virginia School of law, where I was the notes editor of the Virginia Law Review in 1966. Following four years of active duty with the Army JAG Corps, with two tours in Korea, I entered private practice in Washington, D.C. specializing in communications law. I retired in 1996 to sail with my wife, Jeanie, on our sailboat Namaste to and in the Caribbean. In 2002, we settled in the Republic of Panama and live in a very rural area up in the mountains.
I have contributed to Pajamas Media and Pajamas Tatler. In addition to my own blog, Dan Miller in Panama, I an an editor of Warsclerotic and contribute to China Daily Mail when I have something to write about North Korea.
Has North Korea’s Kim Jong-un replaced John Boehner as Speaker of the House?
We have met the enemy and it is us: we have become too tired to be effective and hence are becoming indifferent. The charade on Capitol Hill continues, and not only about the nuke “deal” with Iran. Will the carnival end before… Read More ›
North Korea announces bold new peace plan (satire)
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Kim Wu-hu, the highly respected director of North Korea’s Ministry of Everlasting Truth. She is variously believed to be Kim Jong-un‘s sister or illegitimate daughter. Kim Jong-un (also known as Kim Chi-un), the… Read More ›
Watch out North Korea, your nukes are next!
Having been thoroughly schooled by Iran during the P5+1 nuke negotiations on the necessity for flexibility, the Obama Administration is now even better prepared to take on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. As North Korea and more recently Iran proved, sanctions are feeble devices… Read More ›
The Iran scam worsens: the North Korea – China connection
It is likely that the P5+1 nuke “deal” with Iran will be approved soon. Military and other nuke sites which Iran has not “disclosed” will not be inspected. Nor will Iran’s nuke ties with North Korea — which P5+1 member China seems to be… Read More ›
In China, US gets it wrong on North Korea and Iran nuclear deals
North Korea played those negotiating its denuclearisation for fools, much as Iran has been doing more recently with Obama. It must not have been difficult to do. To continue the process with Iran, and to repeat it with North Korea,… Read More ›
John Kerry will seek an audience with Kim Jong-un in North Korea
Secretary of State Kerry has had at least two historic diplomatic successes recently: demanding that Israel give the Palestinians whatever they want in exchange for destruction peace and begging Iran and her Supreme Leader Khamenei to be slightly more discrete about their… Read More ›
China and U.S. amazed that North Korea landed on the Sun
Having been briefed by top security advisers about North Korea’s success in landing an astronaut on the Sun, President Obama today announced his decisive response. China has also bowed to North Korea’s superior technology. On January 21st, a satirical post “appeared at the… Read More ›
China concerned about North Korean and Iranian nuclear weapons programs coming to special economic zones
Given recent events in North Korea, China is concerned about the development of Special Economic Zones, and the possibility of their use for Iran’s nuclear weapons development. In addition to her own nuclear weapons development and assistance to Iran, North… Read More ›
Iran, North Korea and nuke negotiations
China’s closest ally, North Korea is in bed with Iran over nuclear weapons. Although different in many ways, both are rogue nations. Neither can be trusted. In the case of North Korea, negotiations that resulted in “humanitarian” aid and relief… Read More ›
June 25 1950 North Korea invades South Korea
The two introductory paragraphs from an article I posted last April, titled Is the 1950 Korea Mess Relevant to the New Korean Mess are provided below: The North Korean invasion of South Korea began on June 25, 1950 when North Korean troops… Read More ›
China and North Korea: A tangled partnership
Do we know what’s happening? Probably not. But historical context may help. The following article from Stratfor provides useful historical context for the current situations in North Korea and its usual (apparent) ally, China. It spans many centuries. The Chinese ruling… Read More ›
Happy birthday Kim Il-sung
Well, sorta. Maybe it will be his last, but I wouldn’t count on it. Kim Il-sung was born (it is written and may ever be true) on April 15, 1912. There are over 500 statues of Kim Il-sung in North… Read More ›
Is the 1950 Korea mess relevant to the new Korean mess?
The North Korean invasion of South Korea began on June 25, 1950 when North Korean troops — many of them battle-hardened veterans of Mao’s fights against Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalists — crossed the thirty-eighth parallel to invade South Korea, initially at the… Read More ›
China, Iran and North Korea form a nuclear stew
Relations between China and North Korea seem, cosmetically, to be getting chillier. China joined the unanimous U.N. Security Council vote for sanctions in response to North Korea’s most recent nuke test. However, that vote was taken after China had successfully… Read More ›