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Explosion in North Korea

June 17, 2020

Episode Notes:

On June 16, North Korea blew up a joint liaison building it shared with South Korean counterparts in Kaesong, North Korea. There were no reported casualties. The explosion was clearly seen from across the border. The move follows a series of threats by Pyongyang against Washington and Seoul.

Terence Roehrig — Professor of National Security Affairs and the Director of the Asia-Pacific Studies Group at the Naval War College — joins the Warcast to discuss the latest developments on the Korean peninsula. Prof. Roehrig’s views are his personal views, and not those of the U.S. government.

[ 01:00 ] Why did North Korea blow up a liaison building?

[ 03:37 ] What does this mean for Northeast Asia?

[ 05:56 ] American vs. South Korean approach to the North Korea problem.

[ 08:47 ] What happens next?

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