The Americans Living Too Close for Comfort to Nuclear North Korea

The Americans Living Too Close for Comfort to Nuclear North Korea

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SEOUL, South Korea — Greg Brooks-English used to shrug it off when family and friends asked whether he felt safe living on the doorstep of the world’s most fortified and, some say, most dangerous border.

“You know, South Koreans just take it all in stride,” he said, even after North Korea last year launched two nuclear tests and some twenty missile tests.

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“They’ve been living under this pressure for seven decades now,” said Brooks-English, a soft-spoken Portland native. “I’ve kind of adopted that.”

Until a few months ago.




Image: Greg Brooks-English playing with his son

Greg Brooks-English playing with his son and a friend in a Seoul park on the Han River.