Reading between the lines of the Korean Peninsula’s recent standoff

December 8, 2010

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The South Korean Navy pulled up a ship that was sunk by North Korean attacks.

North Korea has been very busy.

In July they sunk a South Korean naval vessel. On November 23rd they shelled a South Korean island. And recently, U.S. academics were shown North Korea's new uranium enrichment facility.

Peter Hayes is the executive director of the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development. He helps us to understand what's behind the Korean Peninsula's recent escalation in tension.