As tensions increase between the United States and North Korea – resulting in the U.S. dialing down the rhetoric – on Thursday evening "Piers Morgan Live" invited Robin Wright and Newt Gingrich to lend their educated insight to a worrisome situation that has the potential to increase in intensity:
"It's always the wild card," said Wright, a former diplomatic correspondent for the U.S. Institute of Peace, referring to North Korea supreme leader Kim Jong-un. "Does he interpret what the United States has done as something that makes him worry even more, and think he has to do even more, that we get this kind of gradual escalation, tit for tat, and it gets out of control? That's the real danger."
Meanwhile, in a move that even he admitted was a bit of a "shock," Gingrich crossed the aisle, to a degree, and favored Barack Obama's recent foreign policy approach:
"I think the president's actually been pretty close to correct in the way he's handled this," the former House Speaker told Piers Morgan. "We want to be firm, we want to be clear, but we don't want to increase the temperature of the water."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, as Wright and Gingrich add further perspective and context to the current relationship between the U.S. and North Korea.
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