The Latest Crisis with North Korea

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North Korea has seized the world's attention with a new reactor, a new plant for enriching uranium and an artillery attack killing two South Korean civilians. As a first response, the US will hold joint military exercises with South Korea, including a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier strike group. North Korea's provocations could constitute a demand for renewed diplomacy or a show of power by an untested new leader. Old hands see familiar patterns, but they still disagree. What about China? What are the implications for American policy — past, present and future?




Warren Olney