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Peace activist, retired general fight for peace in Korea

  • MARCO GARCIA / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Peace activist Christine Ahn, left, and retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Dan Leaf are working together to attain a peace agreement with North Korea. The pair met Thursday at the Pacific Club to discuss their work.

    MARCO GARCIA / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Peace activist Christine Ahn, left, and retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Dan Leaf are working together to attain a peace agreement with North Korea. The pair met Thursday at the Pacific Club to discuss their work.

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                                About 1,000 South Koreans rallied to denounce North Korea’s first nuclear warhead test in Taegu, South Korea, on Oct. 14, 2006. The banners read “Stop nuclear provocation by the North Korea.”

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    About 1,000 South Koreans rallied to denounce North Korea’s first nuclear warhead test in Taegu, South Korea, on Oct. 14, 2006. The banners read “Stop nuclear provocation by the North Korea.”

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                                This photo provided by the North Korean government shows what it says is a test firing of a new anti- air missile in North Korea on Friday.

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    This photo provided by the North Korean government shows what it says is a test firing of a new anti- air missile in North Korea on Friday.

Behind the scenes, Christine Ahn and Dan Leaf have used their contacts across the worlds of politics, defense and diplomacy to lobby American officials and facilitate back channel talks with North Korean officials. Read more

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