American Kenneth Bae, detained for nearly six months in North Korea, has been sentenced to 15 years of "compulsory labor" for unspecified crimes against the state, Pyongyang announced Thursday, May 2, 2013.
oldgeekMA: China has an ulterior motive, for wanting the US Government and NATO out of Afghanistan-Pakistan. Both countries have signed treaties with China for "Modern Infrastructure in exchange for Mining ad Mineral Rights". These 50 year treaties are in effect, in 26 Nations on the African Continent, but these would be the first in Asia. However, when China wrote the contracts, it put a caveat in, that all Western Nations leave both Afghanistan and Pakistan "Before" the contract terms are met.