Obama to make first visit to Korean demilitarized zone
March 21st, 2012
07:37 AM ET
10 years ago

Obama to make first visit to Korean demilitarized zone

Seoul, South Korea (CNN) - President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit the demilitarized zone that splits the Korean Peninsula in two for the first time on Sunday.

His planned visit to the heavily fortified border is part of a three-day trip to South Korea to participate in a summit meeting about nuclear security in Seoul.


Filed under: North Korea • President Obama
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Remember when little Bush stood there and looked through binoculars with the caps still on lenses?

    March 21, 2012 08:01 am at 8:01 am |
  2. Wake up people

    Please be careful President Obama.

    March 21, 2012 08:11 am at 8:11 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    No doubt that a not so subtle show of American naval power will no doubt be in the region during Pres. Obama's visit.

    March 21, 2012 08:35 am at 8:35 am |
  4. Marie MD

    Unlike others I am pretty sure he knows that South Korea is our ally and how and why the two Koreas came to be.
    Stay safe Mr. President.

    March 21, 2012 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  5. Dominican mama 4 Obama (the real one)

    And Obama's predecessor, George W. Bush, used binoculars to peer into North Korea from a sandbagged bunker on the southern side of the border in 2002
    The word that flashed into my mind when I read this was: coward.

    March 21, 2012 09:00 am at 9:00 am |