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PBS NewsHour: Could U.S. 'Start Fresh' With North Korea's New Leader?

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Mourners in North Korea said goodbye to Kim Jong-il Wednesday. The funeral procession, led by Kim's designated successor, signified the end of an era for an isolated nation. Gwen Ifill discusses how the leadership change could affect U.S. policy with Donald Gregg of The Korea Society and Georgetown University's Balbina Hwang.

North Korea's Nuclear Program

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After the death this week of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il, we look back at the development of North Korea's nuclear program over the decade as reported on Washington Week. In 2003, North Korea confirmed its nuclear capability. Then in 2006, reports of that nation's first nuclear weapons test and the reaction from the international community.

North Korea Faces 2nd Leadership Change In 60 Years

On The Radar

Intelligence analysts are scrambling to assess North Korea's designated leader Kim Jong Un, of whom very little is known. He is untested, and North Korea watchers wonder whether he will be challenged by the military or others in the leadership elite. Similar questions were raised about his father when he took over following the death of Kim Il Sung in 1994.

Carney Says U.S. Has ‘No New Concerns’ About Korean Weapons

On The Radar

The U.S. has “no new concerns” about North Korea’s nuclear arsenal following the death of dictator Kim Jong Il, White House press secretary Jay Carney said. The U.S. is monitoring the situation in North Korea and has consulted with allies South Korea and Japan as well as China and Russia, the other members of the six-party talks on getting North Korea to shed its nuclear weapons, Carney said at a briefing.
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A Ruler Who Turned North Korea Into a Nuclear State

On The Radar

Called the “Dear Leader” by his people, Kim Jong-il, the son of North Korea’s founder, presided with an iron hand over a country he kept on the edge of starvation and collapse, fostering perhaps the last persona

Kim Jong-il, North Korean Dictator, Dies

On The Radar

Kim Jong-il, the North Korean leader who realized his family’s dream of turning his starving, isolated country into a nuclear-weapons power even as it sank further into despotism, died on Saturday of a heart attack while traveling on his train, according to an announcement Monday by the country’s state-run media. Word of Kim’s death sent shock waves through North Korea’s Asia neighbors and reverberated around the world, reflecting the unpredictable outcome of an abrupt leadership change in one of the most opaque and repressive countries.

On the Radar: December 6, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

On the Radar: November 30, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

May 28, 2010

Weekly Show

Oil continues to spill into the Gulf as the President turns up the heat on his response to the crisis. Congress votes to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell and tension continues to mount between North and South Korea.

And the conversation continues online with the Washington Week Webcast Extra. The panel sifts through the questions swirling around Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA). Also, ABC News' Martha Raddatz shares more details of her report from an F-15E combat jet on a mission in Afghanistan.

On the Radar: May 26, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar