Joint U.S.-South Korean Military Exercises Take Place Amid Backdrop of Rhetoric Between U.S., North Korea

Published: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 3:20pm
Updated: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 3:28pm

The joint U.S.-South Korea military drills are conducted every year to prepare for an attack from North Korea, but, as we’ve heard, this year, they come as tensions run particularly high because of the sharp rhetoric from both Pyongyang and Washington.

And then there’s China, which is kind of in the middle.

And, that leads to my next guest, Eric Harwit is a professor of Asian Studies at the University of Hawaii and an adjunct senior fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu. He studies Chinese economic and political development, and we reached him in Beijing.

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