KOREA: A Message to All Who Will Listen

One sunny morning two months ago, a black sedan arrived at the "truce village" of Panmunjom on the boundary between South and North Korea. Its passengers included Hu Rak Lee, 48, director of South Korea's powerful Central Intelligence Agency, an aide and two bodyguards. At Panmunjom, Lee and his party transferred to a North Korean car, crossed the border and drove to the nearby village of Kaesong. There they boarded a helicopter for Pyongyang, the North Korean capital. Lee was the first high-ranking South Korean official to visit Pyongyang since the armistice ending the fighting of the Korean War...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!