The Heat: Korean Peninsula tensions

The Heat

In this April 26, 2017 photo released by the U.S. Navy, the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, foreground, transits the Philippine Sea with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Atago-class guided-missile destroyer JS Ashigara, left front, and the JMSDF Murasame-class destroyer JS Samidare. The aircraft supercarrier is headed toward Korean Peninsula for an exercise with South Korea. (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean M. Castellano/U.S. Navy via AP)

Major concerns about a potential conflict on the Korean Peninsula continue. What happens if the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea conducts another missile or nuclear test? And how will the United States respond?

There is of course precedent for American military action in the DPRK going back to the early 1950’s and the Korean War. That confrontation also involved China. Later in the show we will discuss how the origins and outcome of that conflict still resonate today.

For the latest on the tensions, CGTN’s Shane Hahm reports from Seoul.

The Heat: Korean Peninsula tensions Pt 1

Major concerns about a potential conflict on the Korean Peninsula continue. What happens if the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea conducts another missile or nuclear test? And how will the United States respond? There is of course precedent for American military action in the DPRK going back to the early 1950’s and the Korean War. That confrontation also involved China. Later in the show we will discuss how the origins and outcome of that conflict still resonate today. For the latest on the tensions, CGTN’s Shane Hahm reports from Seoul.

To discuss the on-going tension on the Korean Peninsula:

  • Brian Becker, visited the DPRK several times and is an analyst on U.S.-Korea relations. He is also the author of Imperialism in the 21st Century
  • Tong Zhao, a fellow at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
  • Peter Kuznick, a professor of history at American University is the co-author of Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States
  • Myung-koo Kang, a professor of political science at Baruch College

The Heat: Korean Peninsula tensions Pt 2

Major concerns about a potential conflict on the Korean Peninsula continue. What happens if the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea conducts another missile or nuclear test? And how will the United States respond? There is of course precedent for American military action in the DPRK going back to the early 1950’s and the Korean War. That confrontation also involved China. Later in the show we will discuss how the origins and outcome of that conflict still resonate today. To discuss the on-going tension on the Korean Peninsula: Brian Becker, visited the DPRK several times and is an analyst on U.S.-Korea relations. He is also the author of Imperialism in the 21st Century. Tong Zhao, a fellow at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy. Peter Kuznick, a professor of history at American University is the co-author of Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States. Myung-koo Kang, a professor of political science at Baruch College.

The Heat: Korean Peninsula tensions Pt 3

Major concerns about a potential conflict on the Korean Peninsula continue. What happens if the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea conducts another missile or nuclear test? And how will the United States respond? There is of course precedent for American military action in the DPRK going back to the early 1950’s and the Korean War. That confrontation also involved China. Later in the show we will discuss how the origins and outcome of that conflict still resonate today. To discuss the on-going tension on the Korean Peninsula: Brian Becker, visited the DPRK several times and is an analyst on U.S.-Korea relations. He is also the author of Imperialism in the 21st Century. Tong Zhao, a fellow at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy. Peter Kuznick, a professor of history at American University is the co-author of Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States. Myung-koo Kang, a professor of political science at Baruch College.

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