Despite the many reports and examples of how backwards and behind the current Kim regime in North Korea is, people still love to have this idea that the government secretly has an army of elite hackers with the best gear, hacking all sorts of top-secret country secrets, stealing millions from banks and living a sort of high life.
The U.S.is indicating a new willingness to talk with North Korea, but it is still hard to see a peaceful resolution to the nuclear crisis on the Korean peninsula in the near future.
After a high-level delegation from the North attended the opening ceremony, Mr Kim invited Moon Jae-in, South Korea's leader, to Pyongyang for what would be the first inter-Korean summit in more than a decade.
The historic team which includes South Koreans and 12 North Koreans can not win a medal at the Pyeongchang Games and are now fighting for pride, having shipped 22 goals and scored just once.Their latest defeat was 2-0 to Switzerland but the scoreline would have been much worse were it not for goalkeeper Shin, who performed heroics. At the Games, he was presented with an invitation to the North, which he will nearly inevitably accept. Among the opponents was Kazuhiro Araki from the National Association for the Rescue of Japanese Kidnapped by North Korea.
In a symbolic move, North and South Korean athletes will march together under a flag showing a unified Korea during the Winter Olympics held in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
There remains grave concern within Japan about North Korea's weapons program.
Voice of America reported the two major command post exercises allude to the springtime Key Resolve exercise and the Ulchi Freedom Guardian drill in August, while the field training refers to the Foal Eagle exercise, which is held in conjunction with Key Resolve.More news: Merkel taps ally for crucial party job, grooms successor
Another main task is to prepare for the Washington-to-Seoul transition of wartime operational control of South Korea's armed forces, it said.
Despite an inter-Korean detente that came with North Korea's participation in the Winter Olympics, uncertainty continues to loom over the reunion of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War.
And in a familiar warning, Kim warned the U.S. of the "catastrophic consequences" of a war with the North.
"There is no daylight between the United States, the Republic of Korea, and Japan".
Curry says there are an estimated 60,000 Christian believers who are working and starving in North Korea's labor camps, and they're the ones who managed to live when caught with a Bible by a neighbor who turned them in. North Korea was invited to an global event.
"And I think it was important that that be said right up front".
The general consensus on the need for dialogue between the USA and North Korea is gradually increasing.