I spoke with Christian Science Monitor reporter, Howard LaFranchi, today about why former President Clinton was best suited to secure the release of the two journalists in North Korea. For North Korea, his visit signaled a broader symbolic gesture that could influence future relations between North Korea and the United States.

You can read the full story on the paper’s site at: http://www.csmonitor.com/2009/0805/p02s04-usfp.html

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