Chaibong Hahm

Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation

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Senior political scientist and chair of the Korea Policy Center at the RAND Corporation

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With President Obama soon to leave for Asia, ships from North and South Korea exchanged gunfire today in the open sea.

North and South Korean Ships Exchange Fire

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Former President Bill Clinton touched down at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank this morning with two American journalists.  After months of captivity in North Korea and a sentence of 12…

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After months of captivity in North Korea and a sentence of 12 years at hard labor, Laura Ling described what happened yesterday when she and Euna Lee were told to go to a meeting.

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After months of captivity in North Korea and a sentence of 12 years at hard labor, Laura Ling described what happened yesterday when she and Euna Lee were told to go to a meeting.

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