- By Morton I. Abramowitz James T. Laney

Meeting the North Korean Nuclear Challenge: Report of an Independent Task Force Sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations

  • Title: Meeting the North Korean Nuclear Challenge: Report of an Independent Task Force Sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations
  • Author: Morton I. Abramowitz James T. Laney
  • ISBN: 9780876093313
  • Page: 228
  • Format: Paperback
  • Meeting the North Korean Nuclear Challenge Report of an Independent Task Force Sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations The North Korean nuclear program is headed in a dangerous direction Yet the United States and its allies have not set forth a coherent or unified strategy to stop it This Task Force sponsored by the

    The North Korean nuclear program is headed in a dangerous direction Yet the United States and its allies have not set forth a coherent or unified strategy to stop it This Task Force, sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations, evaluates the challenges facing the United States in and around the Korean peninsula and assess American options for meeting them The situatioThe North Korean nuclear program is headed in a dangerous direction Yet the United States and its allies have not set forth a coherent or unified strategy to stop it This Task Force, sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations, evaluates the challenges facing the United States in and around the Korean peninsula and assess American options for meeting them The situation on the peninsula has deteriorated rapidly since October 2002, when North Korea admitted having a secret highly enriched uranium program that put it on course to produce fissile material for nuclear weapons North Korea has since withdrawn from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, asserted it possess nuclear weapons, and declared that it is reprocessing its spent nuclear fuel Having initially emphasized the need for a negotiated solution, North Korea s recent rhetoric has stressed the deterrent value of nuclear weapons Co chaired by Morton I Abramowitz and James T Laney, and directed by Council Senior Fellow Eric Heginbotham, the Task Force makes specific recommendations to help guide U.S foreign policy 1 articulate a strategy around which U.S regional partners can rally 2 as part of that strategy, engage in a serious negotiating effort with North Korea and test its intentions by proposing an interim agreement 3 secure the commitment of U.S allies to take tougher action should talks fail, 4 restore the health of the U.S ROK alliance 5 persuade China to take greater responsibility for resolving the crisis and 6 appoint a full time high level coordinator for Korea.

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