North And South Korea Hold Talks Amid Military Standoff

In this Aug. 9, 2015, photo provided by the Defense Ministry, a South Korean army soldier stands guard near the scene of a blast inside the demilitarized zone in Paju, South Korea. Vowing to hit back, South Korea said Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, that North Korean soldiers laid the three mines that exploded last week at the border and maimed two South Korean soldiers. (The Defense Ministry via AP)

North and South Korea entered into last-minute talks on Saturday for the first time in nearly a year to try to defuse mounting tensions that have pushed the two rivals closer to military confrontation. Jean Lee, a fellow at the Wilson Center and former Associated Press bureau chief in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, joins John Larson, via Skype from Seoul, South Korea, to discuss. -PBS

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