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Mary Jo John
5 March 2016
United States Policy of North Korea
The biggest policy between the United States and the Democratic
Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK) is the denuclearization policy. The policy is
made for North Korea to limit their nuclear bombs and testing of the bombs.
A Six-Party Talk conference was made which involved Democratic Peoples
Republic of Korea, People's Republic of China, Japan, the Republic of Korea,
and the Russian Federation, to make an agreement for the Denuclearization
for North Korea.
In the early 1980s, the nuclear program has begun with North Korea
under the Clinton Administration. Around the 2000s it became a policy
between the United states, which was a bilateral negotiation, which then
went to a multilateral with the Six-Party Talk with the rest of countries that
would be affected in the nuclear testing. The Six-Party Talk started around
2003-2008 came together to fix the problem with North Korea which became
a failure. The many agreements that were up for negotiations were to give

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aid and recognition for DPRK, and the rest of the party exchanged that for
the denuclearization. Having all the key agreements that
would help with this negotiation, wasn't taken serious, because North
Korea kept building their nuclear weapon and in the 2009 the Unites States
stopped giving aid to DPRK, since they didn't follow through with their
agreements. With the death of Kim Jong-Il, his youngest son became the
leader of DPRK and had his own way of dealing with his people and had a
two-track policy that mostly contained the economic development and the
growth of nuclear missiles. In 2007 they agreed to give Korea Diplomatic and
Economic assistants for exchange they stop and freeze everyone from the
nuclear facilities; with this they abandoned the Yangban facilities, which are
their main nuclear facilities. Republic of Korea which is South Korea, is in
more danger than anyone in the Six-party Talk, for that they have tens of
thousands of U.S troops is protecting ROK, if the North Korea starts
something with their nuclear missile. With the young leader, Kim Jong-Il
having the rights doing what he wants is one of the biggest problems with
North Korea- U.S relations of every being peaceful. Kim Jong-Il is a very
difficult leader to work with, since he purges most of his senior officials that
worked along his father, because they have different views of ruling Korea.
Many Presidents have to deal with North Korea; in 1994, Jimmy Carter made
an agreement with DPRK where the U.S would supply them with two light
water reactors, nuclear power plant, and heavy fuel oil for North Korea
dismantling the plutonium program. Again, with North Korea not keeping

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their side up, there were many delays with the agreement; in 2002 the
George W. Bush administration had suspected them with a new uranium
enrichment program, which North Korea denied, which made the U.S stop
delivering they heavy fuel oil and halt on the construction of the nuclear
power plant, which then cause North Korea to suspended a IAEA worker at
the site of the Plutonium programs, which made everything of the agreement
be stopped.
The Obama administration policy for North Korea is known as they
Strategic Patience. This is still trying to help Korea to making an agreement
with the Six-Party Talk and making China have a better standing with china
and show them a restriction on supplies for North Korea. With Strategic
Patience many critics against this plan are saying that its just helping DPRK
nuclear missile programs and having them control the situation so its the
U.S thats not getting anything. Recently North Korea has been in
violation the agreement with U.S, and have been having testing with their
nuclear missiles, with the poor economy of North Korea one of the biggest
fears for the U.S is that they might sell their nuclear plans with one the
enemies of the U.S which would be a big problem for the U.S. The first
nuclear missile test was a long-range ballistic missile on May 2009. The
second was missile test was November 2009, which made the UNSC
agreement to be dismissed which in the plan helps North Korea with aid. The

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third test was in 2012 which was a two long-range missile. The fourth one is
one January 6.2016 which is the most recently and which sent the UNSC in
debate on what we should do about this recent test.
To me I thought I just choose a random topic and just thought that I wouldn't
get into this paper, but the more I read about this policy and how many
countries it involves and how much the U.S does just to stop one thing from
getting out of control. Before, starting this essay and not knowing anything,
my original opinion was just to leave North Korea and be done with,
cause what would be a benefit for the U.S, like I feel bad for the people that
live there and can't leave like that sucks, but just let them be. When I began
the History I was just thinking, I get why we want to make agreements but
can we just stop cause they won't follow through with anything they'll just
mess up and the U.S will halt everything and then we have to start back at
step one, and that's just how it's going to be in the future so just leave them.
Now, knowing the past and recently, I still have the mindset of just leaving
them cause they won't follow through with anything that the U.S does for
them, but it changed to where I want the government to help the people of
North Korea, I know the U.S has out million and millions of money for aid for
them but is it for the people or for the nuclear Missiles research, maybe
make an agreement for just the people. Since we have the Six-Talk Party, we
really need to get on China and tell them to tighten their belt on Korea and

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tell them what they want, since China is another place that wants
denuclearization, but I can see that North Korea wouldn't want to start a
nuclear war with China since they have help DPRK since the beginning, so
China has the least stress about Korea, But I feel that it can help us a lot if
China puts its foot down. German, where they at this whole entire time since
the whole party, like we know you attended the Party, but have you done
with stopping the denuclearization, leave or set your foot down, at least do
something. Japan I know, they can't do anything that much because are joint
economic and many ties with the U.S but just stop telling the U.S what to do,
cause the U.S already knows what to do, I know we might not be that smart
as you guys but we know how to defend ourselves just fine, not really fine
but so far so good. ROK, has to be the most in fear since they are just
neighbors and how easy it would be just to start a nuclear war, so I would be
easy on you, but talk with North
Korea or try or do something with North Korea make an agreement show the
citizens of DPRK what it's like, I know what Im saying is impossible, but it's a
shot isn't it? U.S would be the most stressful one out of all of the, so this
where I would just say give up, but since we have treaty with Korea to
protect with them is one of the reason why we haven't left. U.S needs to stop
getting the worst end of the stick, with agreements and stop letting Korea
control the situation and stop Strategic Patience, maybe if we weren't
negotiations with the most stubborn, idiotic person, and someone that can
follow with the most simplest task or agreements, which is the most reason

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its giving the U.S the most stress, if you can deal with someone that's not so
childish, by all means use the plan. The one thing that makes me not want to
live in the United States of America, don't give someone a power plant and
heavy fuel oil exchange for a stop with the plutonium plan, don't give them
money too, and don't give them recognition, if I was a critic I would
understand where they're coming from when they say Korea controls the
situation because they really are playing the U.S and they know what they
have, and what's in their hands. Ive been bashing on the U.S, now it's DPRK,
grow up for heaven sakes, maybe if you can keep an agreement then you
would be more recognized and we can reason with you and give you what
you want and maybe not halt or stop it, Maybe we can have an agreement
where everyone keeps their word and everything would be fine and we would
finally have peace, but just step up Korea were all sick and tired of your crap.
That's all I have to say and it's just my opinion on this whole policy with
North Korea Denuclearization.

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