South Korea Military Drills: Symbolic Or Provocation?
Tensions have escalated between the Korean nations following the North's shelling of a South-held island on Tuesday. North Korea warned Friday that joint military exercises this weekend between the U.S. and South Korean military could push the peninsula to the "brink of war." But what do the planned drills entail, and why does North Korea see it as a move toward war? Mary Louise Kelly speaks with retired Army Gen. Burwell Baxter Bell, who was the U.S. commander of forces in South Korea from 2006 to 2008.