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Meltdown: The Inside Story of the North Korean Nuclear Crisi

Mike Chinoy, Pacific Council on International Policy (Oct 1, 2008 at the University of Texas at Austin, LBJ School of Public Affairs) When George W. Bush took office in 2001, North Koreas 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 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? Longtime CNN correspondent and North Korea expert Mike Chinoy addressed this issue and his new book Meltdown: The Inside Story of the North Korean Nuclear Crisis.
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