North Korea Policy One Year After Hanoi, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, Second Session, February 25, 2020 [open pdf - 378KB]
This is the February 25, 2020 hearing "North Korea Policy One Year After Hanoi," held before the Senate Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy of the Committee on Foreign Relations. From the opening statement of Cory Gardner: "It should now be abundantly clear to even the casual observer that summit diplomacy over the past 18 months has failed to convince Kim Jong-un to abide by international law, but has only lessened the pressure on Pyongyang to denuclearize. Our sanctions policy has been inconsistent, which has left significant enforcement gaps that North Korea and its enablers continue to exploit. The cancellation and downgrading of our military exercises have weakened our defense posture in East Asia, which has only emboldened the mad man in Pyongyang. Time is not on our side to deter the growing threat from Kim Jong-un. It is time to go back to plan A on North Korea. The successful policy of maximum pressure that was adopted early in the Trump administration but since abandoned in an earnest effort of diplomatic engagement with Pyongyang. We need renewed focus to achieve the complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization of the Kim regime to enhance our military presence to deter future aggression and to strengthen key U.S. alliances in East Asia." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Robert R. King, Bruce Klingner, and Sue Mi Terry.
S. Hrg. 116-240; Senate Hearing 116-240
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