Date: September 14, 2014
MEMORANDUM: What is going on re North Korea & #MattMiller
US has zero intel on where they are being held so rescue attempt impossible
China controls NK decision making, so not just dealing with NK leadership, they are going to adhere to Beijing's guidance. This is important because we can't bribe them or threaten them with anything better or worse than the Chinese will do to them.
China can help us but they won't because then they would have to admit they are controlling NK.
US concerned, but should not be, re NK retaliating against SK.
South Korea won't help because they pretend to be helpless but in real life are trading all sorts of secrets to the Chinese.