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The Inside Story of the North Korean Nuclear Crisis

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The Inside Story of the North Korean Nuclear Crisis
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When George Bush took office in 2001, North Korea’s nuclear program was frozen. Kim Jong-Il had signaled to the outgoing Clinton administration he was ready to negotiate an end to his missile program. Today, North Korea has become a full-fledged nuclear power, with enough fissile material to stage an underground test in 2006 and manufacture as many as ten more warheads. How did the United States fail to prevent a long-standing adversary like North Korea from acquiring nuclear weapons? Join this conversation with longtime CNN correspondent and North Korea expert Mike Chinoy as he discusses his new book Meltdown: The Inside Story of the North Korean Nuclear Crisis In conversation with John Delury—Associate Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society—Chinoy explains why North Korea remains a danger today and why it didn’t have to be this way. This event was held at the Asia Society.moreless

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