Experts Say

This isn't the first time Pyongyang has flirted with denuclearization

March 9, 2018
By Joe Sterling

Along with the stunning announcement that US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet came the news that Kim offered to put his country's nuclear and missile program on the table. This is hardly the first time Pyongyang has talked about freezing or ending its pursuit of nuclear weapons. In the past three decades, leaders of the hermit state have expressed willingness to engage in some form of denuclearization. But those pledges haven't quelled the North's military ambition. And this time, the stakes appear to be a whole lot higher.
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