North Korea sends signal with journalists' release

09/05/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

On Tuesday, North Korea pardoned two American journalists – Laura Ling and Euna Lee – after former President Bill Clinton made an unannounced visit to the country and held a series of high-level talks. The two were arrested in March while reporting along the border of China and North Korea.

Charles Armstrong, a professor of Korean studies and director of the Center for Korean Research at Columbia University, joins Martin Savidge to discuss North Korea’s motives in releasing the two Americans.

(View full post to see video) American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee are finally back on American soil, freed after a surprise visit to North Korea by former President Bill Clinton. Charles Armstrong of Columbia University discusses North Korea’s motives in releasing the two Americans.



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