Bill Richardson on North Korean rhetoric
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The U.S. and Japan are conducting joint exercises in the Sea of Japan, near the coast of South Korea. Here, the USS John McCain (L) pulls alongside the USS George Washington in the Sea of Japan. MC3 David Juan Pinalez /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Smoke rises from Yeonpyeong Island in the disputed waters of the Yellow Sea earlier today after artillery shells fired from North Korea fell on the area. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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NPR's Steve Inskeep and professor Brian Myers
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