On ‘Radio Times:’ North Korea’s failed missile launch

 In this Saturday, April 15, 2017, file photo, a soldiers march across Kim Il Sung Square during a military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung, the country's late founder and grandfather of current ruler Kim Jong Un. While the heightened tension and rhetoric between Washington and Pyongyang may begin to cool down, there are many reasons why President Trump's problem isn't likely to go away. (Wong Maye-E/AP Photo, file)

In this Saturday, April 15, 2017, file photo, a soldiers march across Kim Il Sung Square during a military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung, the country's late founder and grandfather of current ruler Kim Jong Un. While the heightened tension and rhetoric between Washington and Pyongyang may begin to cool down, there are many reasons why President Trump's problem isn't likely to go away. (Wong Maye-E/AP Photo, file)

Escalating rhetoric and confrontational behavior between the U.S. and North Korea have dominated international headlines over the past week. Both countries are armed with nuclear capabilities and locked in a standoff. 

On Radio Times Wednesday, Marty Moss-Coane was joined by Jenny Town, assistant director of the US-Korea Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and managing editor of the DPRK-focused publication, 38 North. She explained to Marty that, “this is the [time of year] in which rhetoric coming out of North Korea is high to begin with,” partially due to the birthday of the country’s founder, Kim Il-sung.

Marty went on to ask about North Korea’s failed nuclear missile test over the weekend, and if there was any credence to the rumors that the U.S. used cyber-espionage to foil the launch.

To hear more about U.S.-North Korea relations, listen to the full interview on Radio Times.

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