How Two Journalists Might Start WWIII

This could go sideways in a hurry if we don’t use diplomacy.

N. Korea Sentences US Journalists to 12 Years Labor
ap_us_journalists_north_korea_ling_lee_14may09_210These undated photo show American journalists Laura Ling, right, and Euna Lee.

North Korea says it has handed a harsh sentence to two U.S. women journalists, more than two months after it captured them for allegedly crossing its border illegally. Whether they actually serve that sentence may depend on closed door diplomacy.

Gates: We Can Take Down North Korean Missile
In a Senate hearing today, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates relayed a message to North Korea: We can take down your lame long-range missiles.