World Ch. Schedule : FRI 22:30 KST
* Date : 2019-08-09
South Korea and the U.S. kicked off their joint military drills on Monday. North Korea has been ramping up its weapons tests for the past few weeks, expressing frustration over the drills. In response to Pyeongyang's missile launches, U.S. President Donald Trump said they are not a violation of the Singapore agreement with his administration. Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said he was in favor of placing intermediate-range missiles in Asia, a day after Washington's withdrawal from the Cold War-era Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. We are joined by Lee Seong-hyon, Research Fellow at the Sejong Institute, to take a closer look at the latest developments. We also connect with Sung Ki-young, Senior Researcher at the Institute for National Security Strategy, Bruce Bennett, Senior Researcher at the RAND Corporation, and Michael E. O'Hanlon, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, to broaden the perspective.