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Use deterrence, sanctions against N. Korea

November 7, 2017
By Akihiko Tanaka / Special to The Yomiuri Shimbun

U.S. President Donald Trump has embarked on a five-nation tour of East Asia, with Japan being the first leg of the trip. Needless to say, North Korea is the most pivotal issue he is expected to discuss with the leaders of Japan and other host countries. As his Asian tour has just kicked off, it is difficult to specifically predict how the situation will evolve in the wake of his visit. Still, strategic challenges that have to be addressed in dealing with North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles are clear. Let us summarize what they are as security issues.
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