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Former American Detainee Says North Korea Tried to Use Him as Negotiating Tool

Kenneth Bae, an American missionary who was detained in North Korea for more than two years, said Pyongyang tried to use him as a political bargaining chip. In a rare interview with VOA's Korean service last Friday, Bae described in detail the ordeal that made him the longest-held American by the North since the Korean War. The former detainee is releasing a memoir “Not Forgotten: The True Story of My Imprisonment in North Korea” this week.      Bae, 47, a...

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