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The location for the Trump-Kim summit in June is set – why Singapore?




President Donald Trump walks with the three Americans just released from North Korea as a goodwill gesture ahead of a planned summit between Trump and Kim Jong Un.
President Donald Trump walks with the three Americans just released from North Korea as a goodwill gesture ahead of a planned summit between Trump and Kim Jong Un.
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Big news on North Korea today. President Trump announced he’ll meet with North Korea’s leader in Singapore on June 12th.

Also, the three Korean-Americans held in North Korea are back in the US. We’ll talk about their Southern CA connections, and look ahead to the Trump/Kim talks and the strategic advantages of setting the talks in Singapore.

Guests:

David Sanger, national security correspondent for the New York Times; author of the forthcoming “The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age” (June 2018, Crown); he tweets @SangerNYT

Jean Lee, director of the Korea program at the Woodrow Wilson Center; in 2012 she opened and was the Bureau Chief of the Associated Press bureau in Pyongyang; she tweets @newsjean