The recent seizure of an illegal weapons shipment from North Korea in Thailand was praised. But analysts wonder how many weapons shipments sneak through.
Obama is expected to receive a warm welcome in South Korea, where top issues on agenda are North Korea talks and a free trade agreement.
The US has long suspected that Pyongyang had this kind of nuclear program.
The former president was in Pyongyang Tuesday seeking the release of two American journalists. But talks could go beyond that.
The commander of US forces in South Korea says the North would likely use roadside bombs and other insurgent strategies in a ground war.
The apocalyptic pronouncements from Pyongyang have a silver lining: They may be motivating the world to take unprecedented action against the North.
The administration wants to keep the journalists’ plight separate from any discussion of the North’s rogue nuclear program. But that will be difficult.
Washington’s response to the rogue nation’s nuclear test Monday is complicated by Pyongyang’s custody of two American journalists.
They'll be able to monitor the main nuclear complex, but not anywhere else.
Korean opposition protests the reopening of markets to US imports, threatening a free-trade agreement