Concern is growing that North Korea may test a nuclear device after it launches a long-range rocket in upcoming days — a sequence of events that occurred three years ago. Experts say the test could involve highly enriched uranium — rather than plutonium bombs, which North Korea exploded twice before.
The bulk of the U.S. military force in Afghanistan is slated to leave the country by 2014. But the Pentagon is willing to keep some Americans there to train Afghan forces, according to a report by NPR's Tom Bowman.
North Korea is preparing to launch a satellite to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il Sung, the country's founder. But the international community has condemned the move as an attempt to test the country's long-range missile capability.
In Bahrain, demonstrators are demanding the release of imprisoned activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja. He has been on hunger strike for more than two months and his family now fears for his health. Guest host Viviana Hurtado speaks with his daughter, Zainab al-Khawaja and Middle East expert, Joshua Landis.
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