If so, new elements in Pyongyang might be willing to deal with the United States on a reasonable basis.
Seoul and Washington think that reducing the “combined counterprovocation plan” to paper will help contain Pyongyang.
Pyongyang hackers, according to numerous reports, used Chinese IP addresses for their attacks on Sony.
A day before its U.S. report published, Pyongyang had another target: its southern neighbor.
He had never met Kim Jong-il, but once had shared a stage with him during one of his four visits to Pyongyang.
Kim Jong Un is changing role models, steering Pyongyang away from Chinese autocrats toward the ultra-aggressive Vladimir Putin.
Sony is set to officially blame Pyongyang as early as Wednesday.
Nonetheless, there are too many rumors and reports to allow one to conclude that all is well in Pyongyang.
Over this time period, Pyongyang has also made steady if slow progress in developing its delivery systems.
But why was James Clapper the man chosen to pick them up from Pyongyang?
North Korean capital, from Korean p'yong "flat" + yang "land."
Capital of North Korea and largest city in the country, located in west-central North Korea.
Note: Pyongyang is Korea's oldest city, but little remains from its three-thousand-year history, after successive devastations by Japan and in the Korean War.
Republic on northern Korean Peninsula on east coast of Asia, bounded on the north by China, on the northeast by Russian Siberia, on the east by the Sea of Japan, on the south by South Korea, and on the west by the Yellow Sea and Korea Bay. Its capital and largest city is P'yongyang.
Note: A communist country that used to have close ties with the Soviet Union, North Korea, continues to maintain a close relationship with China.
Note: It was established in 1948 after two occupation zones were set up in northern and southern Korea during World War II.
Note: The Korean War began in 1950, when North Korean forces invaded South Korea. Supplied by the Soviets, and eventually joined by the Chinese, North Korea fought forces of South Korea and the United Nations.
Note: Run by one most closed and repressive regimes on Earth, North Korea has suffered from food shortages and a deteriorating economy.