Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

What Does Kim Jong Il's Death Mean to US Military? (Video)

The death of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il on Sunday has many wondering what we can expect in terms of future relations between the United States' military and the volatile Asian country.

According to the Department of Defense, President Obama phoned the president of South Korea,Lee Myung-bak, after word of Kim's death became public:

While South Korean officials have indicated they've put their armed forces on a higher level of alert, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey told reports traveling with him in Europe that's not the case with the United States. Dempsey said America and its allies haven't noticed anything...

According to the Department of Defense, North Korea has developed both missile technology and has nuclear capabilities.

The Associated Press put together this video report on the death of Kim Jong Il. Take a look: