North Korea’s provocations; the Russia/Trump investigations

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Guests: Philip Yun, Karoun Demirjian

North Korea fired four ballistic missiles on Monday. Three fell into the sea near Japan. Last month, North Korea tested a nuclear-capable rocket that it claimed could reach the United States. Marty starts the hour discussing the North Korean provocations and how we should respond with PHILIP YUN, executive director of the Ploughshares Fund.  Then, with weekly leaks and reports into the alleged collusion between the Russians and the Trump campaign, we asked The Washington Post’s KAROUN DEMIRJIAN to walk us through exactly what we know for certain, what investigations are happening and what questions remain.

 

Reading List

The New York Times: North Korea Launch Could Be Test of New Attack Strategy, Japan Analysts Say

The Washington Post: China suspends North Korean coal imports, striking at regime’s financial lifeline

The Guardian: The Guardian view on North Korea: Pyongyang’s advantage

Ploughshares Fund: Hard Choices on North Korea

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