Pressuring North Korea: Evaluating Options, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House Of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, March 21, 2017   [open pdf - 3MB]

This is the March 21, 2017 hearing titled, "Pressuring North Korea: Evaluating Options," held before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. From the opening statement of Ted Yoho, U.S. Representative from Florida and Chairman of the Subcommittee: "We are meeting today during what is probably the most significant shift in U.S. policy toward North Korea since it began its illicit nuclear program. The new administration has shown a willingness to embrace new thinking on the North Korea issue, and my goal for today's hearing is to discuss ways Congress can continue to drive a policy on North Korea that finally implements all the tools we have available. [...] Secretary of State Tillerson left the world's media breathless last week when he restated that all options are on the table regarding North Korea, implying military options. His next statement that we have had many, many steps we can take before we get to that point, received less attention, but was really actually more significant. This is what I hope to focus on today: The many unused or incompletely implemented tools that we can use before the last resort of military action, something none of us would like to see. North Korea's nuclear program has never been a bigger threat, and we need to respond with all the tools at our disposal." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Bruce Klingner, Sung-Yoon Lee, and Anthony Ruggiero.

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Serial No. 115-12
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