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U.S. Response to North Korea's Nuclear Provocations, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, January 13, 2016   [open pdf - 2MB]

This is the January 13, 2016 hearing on "U.S. Response to North Korea's Nuclear Provocations" held before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific. From the opening statement of Matt Salmon: "On the evening of January 6, North Korea likely conducted its fourth nuclear weapons test. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un claimed that the test was a fusion reactive hydrogen bomb. Most experts are skeptical, given seismic evidence and North Korea's penchant for overstatement. But it is, nonetheless, incredibly concerning. We convene this hearing today not only to join the international community in condemning the test, but to work to find a feasible lasting solution to address the North Korean nuclear threat. For many in the United States, if we think of North Korea it is usually the butt of a joke, reference to either The Interview or Team America movies. Despite repeated calls from both respectable civilian thinkers and top military leadership citing North Korea as a top threat in the Pacific theater, North Korea seems to have been off the Obama administration's radar. Instead, they have dismissed the imminent threat by employing its so-called ''strategy of patience''--or, excuse me, ''strategic patience.'' For our allies in the region, North Korean provocations mean so much more, and it should for the United States as well." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Victor Cha, Bruce Klingner, and Bonnie Glaser.

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Serial No. 114-148
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2016
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Public Domain
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