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Korean Peninsula conflict is ongoing enmity between North Korea and South Korea,linked to a trove of reasons such as missile and nuclear testing, strained relationship andideological differences, world-war and cold war era division, Japanese invasion, etc. The root ofthe Korean conflict goes back to 1945, with the end of world war II and the division betweenSoviet-backed North Korea and U.S.-supported South Korea. Numerous attempts have beenmade to handle the conflicts between two rivals who were a united country before World War-era. Unfortunately, not many positive fruitions came out of those efforts.In 2010, the tensionreached the brink of open confrontation, between N. Korea and S. Korea, with the back and forthexchange between their naval troops in the Yellow Sea1; popular as Yeonpyeong artilleryengagement. The 2010 conflict became the most violent exchange in the Korean Peninsula andadded tension over Uranium enrichment facility2in North Korea. The heightened tension tendedto shove the world into chaos and violence, with both sides pointing fingers at each other forattacking first. Ever since the armistice agreement between North Korea, and South Korea in1953, there have been repeated patterns of major to minor skirmishes in the Peninsula. Thestrained relationship between North and South Korea escalated again in 2013, linked to missiletesting and the presumed involvement of the U.S. in cyber disruption of missile testing by NorthKorea. This paper explores how Australian airpower can help contain the ongoing KoreanPeninsula crisis with efficiency and efficacy. Australian airpower can prove a beacon of hope inresolving the conflict to a certain degree.Korean Peninsula conflict has been a hotbed for confrontation, debates, and heavyassaults ‘since the 1950s 3, and militarization of specific zones in the bordering regions has notyielded many results. ‘Between 2006 and 2009, North Korea tested nuclear devices and ballisticmissiles’ 4, sparking conflict with the Southern counterpart. This conflict has the power to throw
the entire world in massive chaos and instability, should the situation go awry and out of control.To this extent, various nations have time and again urged, requested, and promised to act as amediator between conflict resolutions. The skirmish of ‘Baegnyeong (sinking of South KoreanNavy ship by North Korean torpedo), and bombardment of Yeonpyeong’ 5, created a freshtension between two rivals. The end of a world war led the world towards certain peace, peace,and calm stability evaded the Peninsula. The difference between these two Koreas is morecomprehensive than it takes a lot of calculated efforts and action uptakes to help manage thesituation. Australian airpower might play a crucial role in resolving this conflict by adopting awholly different modus operandi than the previous engagement.

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Term
Fall
Professor
sujina
Tags
World War II, Korean Peninsula

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