The youngest son of the ailing North Korean leader Kim Jong-il was promoted to a four-star general Tuesday in the latest sign that he’s the apparent heir to the leadership post. Margaret Warner gets insights on what comes next from Katy Oh of the Institute for Defense Analyses and Barbara Demick of the Los Angeles Times. Continue reading
A major conference of North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party in Pyongyang has raised the expectation of a handover of power from Kim Jong Il to his youngest son. Continue reading
In the day’s other news, the head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, Rajiv Shah, visited Pakistan and made a pledge for additional U.S. aid. Continue reading
Ahead of planned joint military maneuvers, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates visited South Korea Wednesday to talk about security measures and concerns over the North’s nuclear program. Continue reading
North Korea’s national soccer team is something Gordon knows a lot about — it took him four years to be granted access to make his first film, “The Game of Their Lives,” a profile of North Korea’s 1966 World Cup team.
The Obama administration unveiled its new national security plan, with calls for increased diplomacy and economic discipline. Margaret Warner discusses the president’s new security announcement with Jim Lehrer. Continue reading
As fallout continues over South Korea blaming North Korea for sinking one of its navy ships in March, the two countries are planning to revisit some old tactics for getting their messages heard. Continue reading
In other news Wednesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for a global response to the sinking of a South Korean warship, blamed on North Korea, and the space shuttle Atlantis has returned to earth following its final space mission. Continue reading