Dec 3/10 - Pt 2: Yeonpyeong Island

We pay a visit to Yeonpyeong Island where people are still assessing the damage from North Korea's artillery attack last week and wondering what might come next.


Yeonpyeong Island - Jason Strother

On Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will meet with her counterparts from South Korea and Japan. They'll be talking about the fallout from the renewed conflict between North and South Korea and the tension that has resulted ... a level of tension that hasn't been seen in decades.

Earlier this week, The United States and South Korea wrapped up their biggest joint military operation to date. That followed the events of last week, when North Korea bombed the island of Yeonpyeong. Two South Korean soldiers and two civilians were killed in the attack. 18 people were wounded. And several houses were destroyed. It was the first time civilians have been targeted since fighting in the Korean War 57 years ago.

Jason Strother is a journalist based in Seoul. After the attack, he took a ferry to Yeonpyeong Island and stayed for 48 hours. He returned from Yeonpyeong Island earlier this week. We aired his story.

Yeonpyeong Island - Jae Ku

As mentioned, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will get together Monday with her counterparts from South Korea and Japan, to talk about how to respond to North Korea. China, Russia and North Korea are not invited, even though they are among the six countries that have traditionally been part of Korean peace talks.

For his sense of where the conflict goes from here, we're joined by Jae Ku. He is the Director of the U.S.- Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University. He emigrated from Korea to the U.S. as a child, and returns regularly. He was in Sterling, Virginia just outside Washington this morning.


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