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PacNet #10A – ROK-U.S.: Closing the Gap

Debates are raging among the security policy communities in the U.S. and Republic of Korea over North Korean motives and intentions and how best to deal with Pyongyang. There seems to be only one point upon which all agree: no solution to the current standoff is practical (perhaps even possible) unless Washington and Seoul are in lock-step with one another in dealing with an increasingly belligerent DPRK.