Breaking the Cycle of North Korean Provocations, Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, March 1, 2011 [open pdf - 368KB]
This is the March 1, 2011 hearing on "Breaking the Cycle of North Korean Provocations," held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. From the opening statement of John F. Kerry: "We need to find a way to break North Korea's cycle--and it is a cycle--of provocation and nuclear expansion, in which they kind of flex their muscles, then move back; they challenge us, we get slightly engaged, something happens, and we go back through the cycle again. That's the way it's been, even as they continue to expand their weaponry and continue to threaten us in other ways by proliferating that weaponry elsewhere in the world. So, working in concert with South Korea and with Japan, it is a major challenge of the civilized world to persuade North Korea to abandon its reckless behavior and legitimately meet the needs of its people." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Stephen W. Bosworth, Kurt Campbell, Robert Carlin, Gordon L. Flake, John F. Kerry, Richard G. Lugar, Marcus Noland, Michael S. Lee, and Charles "Jack" Pritchard.
S. Hrg. 112-88; Senate Hearing 112-88
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