ABSTRACT

Next Steps on U.S. Policy Toward North Korea, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, Second Session, June 5, 2018   [open pdf - 288KB]

This is the June 5, 2018 hearing "Next Steps on U.S. Policy Toward North Korea" held before the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. From the opening statement of Cory Gardner: "Over the last three decades, North Korea has built the world's largest illicit arsenal of mass destruction, including nuclear, ballistic missile, biological, chemical, and radiological weapons programs. According to intelligence assessments, North Korea is getting dangerously close to a viable intercontinental ballistic missile capability that can threaten the United States mainland. North Korea remains the world's most brutal violator of human rights, with up to 200,000 men, women, and children in gulag-style detention camps. A landmark 2014 United Nations Human Rights Report said that the regime is conducting genocide against its own people. Despite the grave threat the regime has posed, when I came to the Senate in 2015, few were focused on the North Korea problem set. [...] It was Congress that took the lead and recognized that, without an immediate change in U.S. policy and a robust global pressure campaign, we could never gain the necessary leverage to force the regime to change course and to denuclearize." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Joseph Y. Yun and Victor Cha.

Report Number:
S. Hrg. 115-814; Senate Hearing 115-814
Publisher:
Date:
2020
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
URL:
Help with citations