The Overlooked Past Behind U.S.-North Korea Tensions & How South Korea Could Forge Peace
April 12, 2017
Christine Hong of UC Santa Cruz and the Korea Policy Institute discusses the overlooked history behind U.S.-North Korea tensions and says the best hope for resolving them is a progressive government in South Korea willing to engage.
Tensions between the U.S. and North Korea are rising. North Korea has warned the U.S. that sending a Navy strike group, including the aircraft carrier Karl Vincent to the Korean Peninsula, could lead to war. North Korea's official newspaper said its, "nuclear sight is focused on U.S. forces and the U.S. mainland."
A new ballistic missile test last week is said to have prompted the Trump administration's move, sending a U.S. Navy force into the area. In a Twitter post President Trump said,
"North Korea is looking for trouble. If China decides to help, that would be great. If not, we will solve the problem without them. USA."
Joining us is Christine Hong, Associate Professor at UC Santa Cruz. She is on the executive board of the Korea Policy Institute. Welcome, Professor Hong.