Monday, July 10, 2017

NORTH KOREA - Verses the United States

"U.S. calls for global diplomatic effort to punish and sway North Korea" PBS NewsHour 7/5/2017


SUMMARY:  North Korea's Tuesday missile launch crossed the intercontinental threshold the U.S. had been hoping to prevent.  At the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday, the U.S. tried to rally the world to punish and isolate the regime.  Meanwhile, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un insisted he will never negotiate away his missile and nuclear programs.  Nick Schifrin reports on the American response so far.

"Could new economic pressure change North Korea’s ambitions?" PBS NewsHour 7/5/2017


SUMMARY:  When it comes to facing the threat of North Korea, there are no easy answers and few good options.  Could new economic sanctions change the trajectory of the country’s?  Judy Woodruff gets views from John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago, and David S. Cohen a former CIA and Treasury Department official.

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