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North Korea Grants Interviews With American Detainees: To What End?

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North Korea Grants Interviews With American Detainees: To What End?

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North Korea Grants Interviews With American Detainees: To What End?

North Korea Grants Interviews With American Detainees: To What End?

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Two U.S. news organizations, CNN and the Associated Press, were granted interviews with three men detained by North Korean authorities. To learn more about why, and what North Korea hopes to gain from the publicity, Melissa Block talks with Georgetown professor Victor Cha, the former director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council.