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The U.S. and North Korea On The Brink: A Timeline

PBS
October 4, 2017
By Priyanka Boghani

he last few months have seen President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un locked in an escalating war of words. As the rhetoric has intensified, so have fears that words could spill over into military confrontation. Threats, sanctions and missile tests are not new developments in the U.S.-North Korea relationship. Whatís different now, experts say, is that the gap in knowledge about what the other side is thinking seems wider than ever, with North Korean officials puzzling over President Trumpís threats, and Americans trying to understand Kim Jong-unís motivations.
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