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November 24th, 2010
08:43 AM ET

Korea expert: U.S. response to N. Korea a 'difficult needle to thread'

(CNN) - North Korea on Wednesday blamed South Korea for driving them "to the brink of war," a day after the North shelled a South Korean island and killed four people. South Korea provoked the shelling of Yeonpyeong Island by holding a military drill off their shared coast in the Yellow Sea, North Korea said. Pyongyang made the accusation through its state media, referring to a military drill that Seoul holds every year.

Today on American Morning, Victor Cha, a former NSC Asia affairs advisor and senior advisor and Korea Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies, explains the conflict.

AM’s John Roberts asks Cha if the conflict could turn to all out war, and how the United States should respond.

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soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Average American

    Maybe it's time to finish the war that has been happening since 1950.

    November 26, 2010 at 7:03 am |
  2. Julie

    Such fear imposed on these North Korean people by their leader. He keeps them uninformed and terorized, so they think the whole world is after them. He reminds me of some toreador with red blanket with a bull in the arena. No one marches like they do unless someone is putting fear into them. This pitiful leader, puts everything in his defense of his little nation, while his people starve to death.. His country he has ruled badly. Any slight degree of anything and, he bombs South Korea.
    Hope his son has more common sense that this father as this is no way to rule a nation. This nation has no chance with current leader. China could influence him, but does nothing. Do they know what an impending disaster North Korea is, that if they get control of nuclear bomb, this could be the end of China?
    I remember when he sent a missle off it went 1,000 feet up and came down on his own country. He may in fact blow up his own country. and surrounding areas.
    I believe China should deal with them.

    November 24, 2010 at 12:42 pm |