December 10, 2022
Analysis

10 years of Kim Jong Un: What was Washington’s worst decision so far?

Experts vote on Washington’s worst call during Kim Jong Un’s first decade in power

Washington’s overriding North Korea policy goal since Kim Jong Un took power has been the complete denuclearization of the country — an initiative that has proven utterly unsuccessful after 10 years. 

Kim’s efforts to develop a credible deterrent and long-range missile delivery system evolved over the past decade at a rate that exceeded most expectations, capped off by the successful test-launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile in Nov. 2017 that can strike all parts of the U.S.