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May 27th, 2009
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Evening Buzz: Nuclear North Korea

An image from North Korean television on April 9 shows leader Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang.
An image from North Korean television on April 9 shows leader Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang.

Maureen Miller
AC360° Writer

There's more tough talk between the U.S. and North Korea. The government in Pyongyang is threatening military action against U.S. and South Korean warships. While in Washington, Hillary Clinton warned North Korea of "consequences."

"It has ignored the international community, it has aggravated the obligations it entered into through the six party talks, and it continues to act in a provocative and belligerent manner toward its neighbors, " Clinton said.

All this comes after North Korea conducted a nuclear test and fired five short-range missiles earlier this week.

Tonight, we'll talk about the showdown with Ret. Gen. and CNN Military Analyst David Grange and former CNN correspondent Mike Chinoy, an expert on North Korea and author of "Meltdown: The Inside Story of the North Korean Nuclear Crisis."

Plus, don't miss Randi Kaye's report on leader Kim Jong-Il's motives. The "Dear Leader", as North Koreans call him, is believed to have suffered a stroke last year. He's now looking frail and thin. Who would be his likely successor? Randi has that, as well.

Do you think the Obama administration is being tough enough with North Korea? Sound off below.

And, in our second hour tonight we'll bring you  "Amanpour Reports: Notes from North Korea." CNN's Christiane Amanpour traveled to North Korea last year to witness how it destroyed some of its nuclear capability. Her insight on the country is remarkable.

Join us for these stories and much more starting at 10pm ET.
See you then!


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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Carol

    I believe a mother of a 4 yr. old child should work a 9 to 5 job, and not be traipsing around the world looking for a story!

    June 9, 2009 at 8:36 am |
  2. Kathleen

    Just wondering, Laura Ling and Euna Lee, the two Current journalists being held in N. Korea have not been mentioned. With all the tensions between N. Korea and the US, has there been any impact on efforts to get them out? Also, I'm curious why there's little mention of them in the media any more. Have they been tried and sentenced?
    Also, N. Korea has to realize that they too are vulnerable to nuclear attack if they alienate their neighbors too much. I would hope this would prevent them from doing more than their usual antics.

    May 28, 2009 at 1:57 pm |
  3. Vikki

    With all of the fears of global warming, the last thing we need is nuclear bombs going off! Take him out now – not later!

    May 28, 2009 at 8:19 am |
  4. Bob Sutton

    Anderson, Pres. Obama is too soft with N. Korea! If I were president I would look to china for results. Meaning; tell China to step up to the plate or else! The other step I would take; warn any Americans in N. Korea to leave their country immediately! This would send Evil Kim a message! Obama is doing exactly what I knew he would do. Don't be surprised if a N. Korean missile end up on Hawaii soil. This will be Obama's ultimate test!

    Bob Sutton
    Kihei, HI

    May 28, 2009 at 12:21 am |
  5. Ichimaru

    I don't think its feasible to start any war either between U.S.A and North Korea no matter the cause. Sounds pretty childish to to me don't you think?

    May 28, 2009 at 12:16 am |
  6. Manuel

    I'm living in Masan, S. Korea right now, teaching English. I am a bit worried, but so far everyone over here is going about their daily lives as though everything is fine. As for Kim Jong Il, In my opinion, I think that perhaps he is being very reckless. His decision to test nuclear weapons and launch missiles puts everyone in danger, he is a drunk driver who needs to be pulled over.

    May 27, 2009 at 11:17 pm |
  7. Andreas

    This is our irresponcibility. We should have kept a greater eye on this megalomaniac psychopath than the eleusive "osma bin laden".

    May 27, 2009 at 11:09 pm |
  8. Jason Downie of Detroit MI

    This north Korea problem is growing, And from what i heard even Iran condememed this problem with north Korea

    May 27, 2009 at 10:56 pm |

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