South Korea has canceled military exercises that were scheduled to take place on the island attacked by North Korea last week. North Korea claims the South’s military exercises provoked their attacks. What’s behind the latest confrontation between North and South Korea? What roles might the U.S. and China play in easing tensions?

Korean Tensions Rise Again 30 November,2010forum

Bruce Bennett, senior defense analyst of the RAND Corporation who has performed research for the Secretary of Defense, the Republic of Korea Army (ROK), the ROK/US Combined Forces Command, and the US Pacific Command
Paul Liem, chair of the Korea Policy Institute -- a research and policy think tank that covers contemporary issues regarding relations between US and Korea
Gordon Flake, executive director for the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation -- a foundation that aims to promote understanding and cooperation among nations and peoples of Asia and the United States

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