U.S. ambassador attacked in Seoul

U.S. ambassador attacked in Seoul
U.S. ambassador attacked in Seoul

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)