Assessing The North Korean Threat
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says North Korea is “skating very close to a dangerous line.” In the past few weeks, the North has nullified its armistice, severed its hotline and declared a state of war with South Korea. It has blocked access to a joint factory in Kaesong and vowed to restart a key nuclear complex. A medium-range missile launch is expected any day as a show of strength leading up to April 15, the 101st anniversary of state founder Kim Il-Sung’s birth. The risk of a small miscalculation or mistake sparking accidental conflict is growing. A panel of experts joins Diane to assess North Korea’s threats and how to defuse the situation.
vice president and director of international security studies, Woodrow Wilson International Center National; former Director of Nonproliferation at the White House National Security Council in the Clinton administration and author of "Outlier States: American Strategies to Change, Contain or Engage Regime."
CNN foreign affairs reporter.
professor, Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service; senior adviser for Asia, CSIS; author of "The Impossible State: North Korea, Past and Future" and former director of Asian Affairs at the White House National Security Council during the Bush administration.
chairman and CEO, The Asia Group; former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs from 2009 to 2013.