Posted: Apr 5, 2013 1:58 PM by Rachel Cole - firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: Apr 5, 2013 6:48 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI -- The world is holding it's breath as North Korea threatens to launch a nuclear strike against South Korea and the United States. A Texas A&M-Corpus Christi professor says with the threats of a nuclear attack, he's worried about his family who still lives in South Korea.
"North Korea now has the capability of shooting missiles to every location in South Korea with their missile system so nobody is safe," Doctor Dugan Um said.
He makes it a priority to stay in contact with his family via Skype and the threats of war from the North are the number one topic of discussion.
"The recent development of nuclear weapons in North Korea is something they're really concerned about," Doctor Um said.
Doctor Um says his concerns are especially high with a young leader like Kim Jong Un, calling the shots in North Korea.
"I think most South Koreans are worrying about some possible unpredictable attack or military action by this leader," Doctor Um said.
Doctor Um says the deployment of a United States missile defense system into Guam is a strong way for our nation to protect South Korea from an attack. The Korean war of the 1950's never really ended. Doctor Um says even though Koreans have lived through an uneasy cease fire for decades, one thing is for sure.
"Nobody wants to see a war going on between those two countries," he said.
Doctor Um says war would be disastrous for both sides. He just hopes all the threats will soon calm down and diminish.
"I really hope that this whole tension be released soon so that everyone can live in peace," he said.
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