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U.S. ambassador attacked in Seoul

On Thursday, Mark Lippert, U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, was attacked by an anti-american extremist wielding a knife. Lippert’s injuries were serious, but not life-threatening. North Korea called the attack “ "knife slashes of justice.” Police are investigating the suspect, Kim Ki-jong, who claims he acted alone and was spurred on by the the initiation of annual, South Korea-American military drills. Pyongyang has claimed the drills are a precursor for war. We’ll talk about the mysterious attack and other regional issues with Bruce Cumings, professor of History at the University of Chicago. PHOTO: South Korean protesters burn North Korean flags and a photo of a suspect of slashing U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert, during a rally denouncing the attack and demanding the alliance between South Korea and the United States, in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

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