North Korea Continues Missile Launches
North Korea has fired two unidentified missiles into the sea east of its South Hwanghae province, its fourth such launch in less than two weeks, according to the South Korean military. North Korea’s foreign ministry also denounced planned U.S.-South Korea military drills in a statement on Monday, saying that they were forcing North Korea to “develop, test and deploy the powerful physical means essential for national defense.” On Monday evening, Washington introduced a new regulation mandating that potential visitors to the United States who could normally enter the country without applying for a visa will now have to apply for one if they have visited North Korea in the last eight years. The policy would affect tourists from most European countries, alongside several Asian ones such as Taiwan, Japan and Singapore.
Joining us to unpack recent developments on the Korean peninsula is Bruce Cumings, professor of history at the University of Chicago and author of the books "Parallax Visions: Making Sense of American-East Asian Relations at the End of the Century" and "North Korea: Another Country."