In his grandfather's footsteps, North Korea's Kim arrives in Vietnam

In his grandfather's footsteps, North Korea's Kim arrives in VietnamVietnam’s model of reform is being widely touted as the economic path for impoverished North Korea to follow as the United States leads efforts to curb Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program and bring it back to the international fold. In imagery that could have powerful propaganda value at home, Kim Jong Un will mimic aspects of his grandfather’s trip to Vietnam by traveling to some of the same locations visited by the elder Kim, two sources with direct knowledge of security and logistics planning told Reuters. “This is legacy politics,” said Christopher Green, a North Korea expert with the International Crisis Group.



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