Jay Baggett came to WND in 2004, having previously worked as an executive at the Sacramento Union and as an agricultural remote-sensing researcher with the University of California. Also, he spent twelve years working in California electoral politics. Baggett holds a bachelor of arts degree in geography and environmental studies and a master of arts in geography. He is active in his church and a hands-on grandfather. When time permits,More ↓Less ↑
The death of Kim Jong-il has disrupted an American plan to encourage North Korea to curb its nuclear arsenal, and the uncertainties surrounding the “dear leader’s” replacement mean U.S. officials have little choice for now but to sit tight.
Before the announcement of Mr. Kim’s death Sunday, the U.S. was on the verge of completing a deal to exchange humanitarian assistance for North Korean steps toward denuclearization.