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By Leon V. Sigal

In June 1994 the U.S. went to the threshold of struggle with North Korea. With financial sanctions coming near near, President invoice Clinton licensed the dispatch of considerable reinforcements to Korea, and plans have been ready for attacking the North's nuclear guns advanced. The turning aspect got here in a unprecedented inner most diplomatic initiative through former President Jimmy Carter and others to opposite the harmful American path and open tips on how to a diplomatic cost of the nuclear crisis.

Few american citizens recognize the complete information at the back of this tale or maybe detect the devastating effect it can have had at the nation's post-Cold battle international coverage. during this energetic and authoritative ebook, Leon Sigal deals an inside of examine how the Korean nuclear drawback originated, escalated, and was once finally defused. He starts off through exploring an online of intelligence disasters by way of the U.S. and intransigence inside of South Korea and the foreign Atomic power employer. Sigal can pay specific recognition to an American mind-set that prefers coercion to cooperation in facing competitive international locations. Drawing upon in-depth interviews with policymakers from the international locations concerned, he discloses the main points of the accumulation to disagreement, American refusal to interact in diplomatic give-and-take, the Carter project, and the diplomatic deal of October 1994.

In the post-Cold warfare period, the U.S. is much less prepared and capable than sooner than to dissipate limitless assets out of the country; accordingly it'll need to behave much less unilaterally and extra in live performance with different international locations. what's going to develop into of an American overseas coverage that prefers coercion while conciliation is likely to serve its nationwide pursuits? utilizing the occasions that just about led the us right into a moment Korean warfare, Sigal explores the necessity for coverage swap in terms of addressing the problem of nuclear proliferation and keeping off clash with international locations like Russia, Iran, and Iraq. What the Cuban missile situation was once to fifty years of superpower clash, the North Korean nuclear obstacle is to the arrival era.

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