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PacNet #14 – Three Myths Affecting U.S. Policy Towards the DPRK and Congress’ Role

Myth #1: It is impossible to negotiate with North Korea


Ideologically hostile to the outside world, armed with ballistic missiles (perhaps loaded with chemical or biological agents), and capable of building nuclear weapons, North Korea is the world’s poster child for rogue regimes. The North’s aggressive military posture threatens American allies in the region and directly places at risk the 35,000 U.S. soldiers based in South Korea. Through its sale of ballistic missile technology to Pakistan and the Middle East, Pyongyang helps undermine global security.