Ratcheting Up the Pressure on North Korea

Presidential advisors, including from right, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki, Admiral Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Gen. David Petraeus, Commander, U.S. Central Command, at West Point, December 2009 - Official White House photo by Pete Souza via the White House photostream on Flickr

Presidential advisors, including from right, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki, Admiral Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Gen. David Petraeus, Commander, U.S. Central Command, at West Point, December 2009

Official White House photo by Pete Souza via the White House photostream on Flickr

Ratcheting Up the Pressure on North Korea

The U.S. ratchets up the pressure on North Korea.

Secretary of State Clinton and Defense Secretary Gates ratchet up the pressure on North Korea during a visit to the region. They announced new sanctions and a large naval exercise in the Sea of Japan. An update on the tensions along the Korean peninsula.

Guests

Barbara Demick

Beijing bureau chief of the Los Angeles Times and author of "Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea"

Joel Wit

former State Department official and current Visiting Fellow at Johns Hopkins. Founder of its website on North Korea, "38 North" which can be found at 38north.org.

Amb. Wendy Sherman

Vice Chair of the Albright Stonebridge Group. She is former special advisor to President Clinton and Secretary of State Albright, and was Counselor for the State Department and North Korea policy coordinator in the Clinton Administration.

Victor Cha

the Korea Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; professor of government at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service; former director of Asian Affairs at the White House National Security Council during the Bush administration.

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