Look I went to East Berlin before the wall came down, no problem. But there is no comparison to that and going into North Korea. The East Germans posed no threat to Westerners at the time and I was not trying to prove anything.

Does not the US government issue a warning enter NK at your own risk? On the other hand there are folks who climb vertical rock faces with their bare hands. So I guess if you like a high risk life style….

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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