Why Did North Korea Do It?

Asia Society Executive Vice President Jamie Metzl discusses North Korea's deadly bombardment of a South Korean island, which killed two South Korean soldiers, with CBS News anchor Terrell Brown. Metzl speculates about North Korea's motives and suggests "China has all the cards" at the present moment, since it is the only state with leverage over Pyongyang's rogue regime. (5 min., 49 sec.)


Later in the day, Metzl also discussed North Korea's provocation on CNN's Parker/Spitzer

Related links:
North Korean Attack a 'Shocking Escalation'

About the Author

Profile picture for user Jeff Tompkins
Jeff Tompkins is New York Content Manager at Asia Society.