The Heat: DPRK-ROK Tensions

The Heat

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The rhetoric and testing are heating up on the Korean peninsula.

Last month, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea tested a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile. Experts say the test demonstrates the weapon theoretically could have the ability to hit the continental United States. For its part, South Korea vows a strong deterrence against its neighbor.

Joining the discussion:

  • Brian Becker is the Executive Director of the ANSWER Coalition and host of “The Socialist Program” podcast.
  • Rodger Baker is Stratfor’s Senior Vice President for Strategic Analysis at RANE.
  • Victor Gao is a Chair Professor at Soochow University.
  • Jenny Town is a Senior Fellow with the Stimson Center and the former Assistant Director at Johns Hopkins University’s U.S.-Korea Institute.