This program is about 1 hour long
(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.
(Washington: Brian Todd) The exchange of threats between North Korea & the US introduced. [Defense Secretary James MATTIS- offer views on what a war with North Korea would be like.] [Former US/South Korean forces Gen. Walter "Skip" SHARP- talks about North Korea' weapons capability.] [Former head of US military intelligence in Korea Gen. James "Spider" MARKS- outlines a war scenario.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's retired Gen. Mark Hertling, retired Air Force Lt. Col. Rick Francona & retired Adm. John Kirby about North Korea. [HERTLING, KIRBY, FRANCONA - offer views on how we should control the tempo vis-a-vis North Korea because a conflict on the peninsula would be devastating, but we don't know Kim Jong Un's intent, the seriousness of a threat to Guam & President Trump did not have to "go there" today with his rhetoric, the question of whether we can live with North Korea's nuclear capability that was started by Kim for defense.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion continued with CNN's retired Gen. Mark Hertling, retired Air Force Lt. Col. Rick Francona & retired Adm. John Kirby about North Korea. [HERTLING, KIRBY, FRANCONA - offer views on what may be done in South Korea & Japan in case of a missile attack & how dangerous it is in densely populated Seoul, whether Trump's "fire & fury" speech/rhetoric/phrases was prepared, what US intelligence knows about North Korea nuclear capabilities via satellite information & what we cannot see.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's former US Ambassador to China Senator Max Baucus & former Senator Jim DeMint about the North Korea threat. [From Montana, BAUCUS; from Washington, DeMINT - offer views on President Trump's incendiary rhetoric that China sees as weak, how China wants stability in the Korean peninsula, how rogue states will have nuclear weapons so missile defense will be a key, how there is too much public diplomatic rhetoric when it needs to be done in private talks since it is a precarious situation, how North Korea feels the US & South Korea are ready to attack North Korea.]