Vitriolic threat is a North Korean mainstay, as too are the DPRK’s cyclic “provocations” that too regularly have resulted in the suffering of South Koreans, Americans, and Japanese.

So what is it about the current tension across the DMZ that has those in the know on edge? What are the facts that merit concern? Please join us at noon ET today for our Google+ Hangout.

Our guests include:

  • Bruce Klingner, Senior Research Fellow for Northeast Asia, Heritage
  • Gordon Flake, Executive Director, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
  • Michaela Dodge, Policy Analyst, Heritage
  • Nick Zahn, Director, Washington Roundtable for Asian-Pacific Press

Heritage’s Amy Payne will host the discussion. If you have a question, leave a comment below or tweet to @Heritage.