[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/05/27/nkorea.nuclear/art.kim.afp.gi.jpg caption="An image from North Korean television on April 9 shows leader Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang."]
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.
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