North Korea is threatening, for the first tiem, to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States and South Korea. Though South Korea has heard this rhetoric before, critics say these threats should be taken with great caution.
Reclusive North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has promoted his youngest son, Kim Jong-un, to the rank of general. The move added to speculation that Kim Jong-un will take over for his ailing father in the future.
North Korea has threatened to wage a 'full-scale war' against South Korea after the country accused its northern neighbor of sinking a warship on March 26. We talk with Charles Armstrong, director of the Center for Korean Research at Columbia University.
What does Bill Clinton's trip to Pyongyang say about the future of U.S.- North Korean relations? The Takeaway's guest, Charles Armstrong, is Director of the Center for Korean Research at Columbia University.
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