How a neglected North Korea report offers a path forward for US policy
William Perry’s review still holds vital lessons on engaging the DPRK as it is, not how Washington wishes it to be
The U.S. and international community face new and evolving challenges on the Korean Peninsula, but it’s within reason to imagine this threat landscape would look different — and perhaps less severe — if the U.S. had implemented policy recommendations from a now-forgotten North Korea policy review.
In Nov. 1998, President Bill Clinton and his national security advisors tasked former defense secretary William Perry to lead a comprehensive review of U.S. policy toward the DPRK. At the time, the administration was facing a new security crisis on the Korean Peninsula: There were serious concerns about North Korea
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