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China appears to be flouting U.N. sanctions against North Korea, regional analysts say, as the U.N. Security Council weighs new measures against the Marxist government after its failed rocket launch last week.
After the Battle of Kernstown, Va., Lt. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson ordered the court-martial of Brig. Gen. Richard Brooke Garnett for cowardice and "unauthorized retreat." Garnett was deeply hurt by the injustice of the accusation. Nevertheless, Garnett wept at Stonewall's funeral and served as one of his pallbearers.
"At the operational level, the [Chinese] export licensing and customs officials seem very professional," he said, but it is unclear "whether that [enforcement] activity is a priority at the strategic level for China's leaders."
In 2009, Chinese customs officials intercepted vanadium - a rare metal used in missile casings and covered by the sanctions - hidden in a shipment of fruit headed for North Korea, he said.