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Vice President Mike Pence (center) visits the truce village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on the border between North and South Korea on April 17, 2017. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)
Vice President Mike Pence (center) visits the truce village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on the border between North and South Korea on April 17, 2017. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)
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Vice President Mike Pence issued a warning to North Korea as he stood near the line that divides that country and South Korea. "The era of strategic patience is over," Pence said.

The vice president's visit comes at a tense time. North Korea attempted a show of military strength over the weekend. They paraded a host of huge weapons, but a ballistic missile test failed moments after launching.

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with David C. Kang (@daveckang), director of the Korean Studies Institute at the University of Southern California.

This segment aired on April 17, 2017.

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