I'll probably ring in the new year at Waikiki, which is probably less interesting than what Kim Jong-il did on the 31st: checking out the tank division that is the vanguard of the Sŏn-gun (Military First) policy. 2011 promises to be an exciting year.
- Defense strategy specialist Retired General Ahn Kwangchan named to head newly created national crisis management office (AP via WaPo, Yonhap)
- More than 100,000 ducks and chickens culled after outbreak of H5N1 bird flu virus (AHN, Bloomberg, Reuters, Yonhap, Korea Times, Joongang Daily)
- Three additional outbreaks of hoof-and-mouth disease confirmed (Yonhap)