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North Korea-US Relations / Threats / Trump Speech / Clapper Interview #1114357

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 08, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Threats from North Korea in response to the message to Kim Jong Un from President Trump introduced; details given about what President Harry Truman said to the Japanese before dropping two atomic bombs. [TRUMP - says they will be met with fire & fury & power like the world has never seen.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Pentagon: Barbara Starr) The North Korean threat against the US territory of Guam, which does have a missile defense system & US military bases, the capabilities of a North Korean nuclear warhead, the challenges for firing a long-range missile, the US concern about North Korea's rapid nuclear progress discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Bednminster, New Jersey: Sara Murray) Trump's comments today about the threat from North Korea, the background to his speech, the retaliatory options that might be considered discussed,

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The reaction to Trump's words about North Korea introduced. [On KTAR Radio, Senator John McCAIN -refers to carrying a big stick.] Senator Dianne Feinstein's call for diplomacy quoted. Live interview held with former national dir. James Clapper about Trump on North Korea. [CLAPPER - offer views on Trump's serious rhetoric: it is not helpful, so we need diplomacy because we do not know if the weaponry works, that the media should tone down the rhetoric, how North Korea is a "rational" actor who will not give up its nuclear capability, the North Korean view of an imminent invasion from South Korea, the role for China after sanctions, the threat to South Korea of war.] Other material: what Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Aug. 1 about North Korea outlined on screen.

Cooper, Anderson;
Starr, Barbara;
Murray, Sara

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