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North Korea: A Problem Without a Solution

Rodger Baker
Senior VP of Strategic Analysis, Stratfor
Jan 10, 2017 | 08:01 GMT
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared that his country would be ready to launch an intercontinental ballistic missile in 2017. Yet Washington still treats Pyongyang's nuclear program with a mix of fear and incredulity.
In his latest New Year address, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared that his country would be ready to launch an intercontinental ballistic missile in 2017. Yet Washington still treats Pyongyang's nuclear program with a mix of fear and incredulity.
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For U.S. policymakers, downplaying Pyongyang's capabilities is easier than admitting an inability to contain them. Consequently, North Korea does not feel that it can abandon its nuclear and missile program and still remain secure from the United States' whims....

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