Was this a triumph of international pressure? Or will the Kang Nam sail with another shipment soon?
As North Korea cargo ship returns home, US and UN officials claim a victory for tighter sanctions.
The commander of US forces in South Korea says the North would likely use roadside bombs and other insurgent strategies in a ground war.
Thailand and Singapore have longstanding military ties with America but also trade with Burma, where the vessel is headed.
In South, decisive tone of 'joint vision' is seen as sending a strong message to the North.
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South Korean President Lee Myung Bak arrives in Washington today seeking a guarantee of American nuclear defense from possible North Korean aggression.