The scary face-off between the United States and North Korea has a long history, with a lot of personalities involved. American presidents and the Kim family, sure. But have you ever heard of Donald Nichols? You will now.
Nichols was a 7th-grade dropout recruited to spy for the Americans on the Korean peninsula after World War II.
He quickly grew into a master spy and master of black ops, a story told in Blaine Harden's book King of Spies:The Dark Reign of America’s Spymaster in Korea.
We hear from the author about the work Nichols did in his prime, and how the work shaped the Korean peninsula and today's circumstances.