Let's Make a Deal...

We can't invade. Sanctions won't work. The only option left is to talk

The political consequences of the North Korean nuclear test are likely to be severe, domestically and internationally. Eventually in Seoul and Tokyo there will be serious discussion of the virtue of continued nuclear abstinence. And the North undoubtedly learned something from its test, so it is one step closer to mating nuclear weapons to an extended-range ballistic missile capable of hitting Tokyo today and Los Angeles tomorrow. Most ominous of all, as we and our friends in the U.N. Security Council passed the toughest sanctions resolution we...

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