Last month, the United States and North Korea, under the framework of the Six-Party Talks, hammered out an agreement to freeze Pyongyang’s nuclear program. According to the pact, North Korea will receive fuel oil, economic assistance, and humanitarian aid in return for shutting down and sealing its nuclear facilities within sixty days. Nuclear experts disagree whether this is a deal worth celebrating. Henry D. Sokolski, executive director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center, debates Andrew J. Grotto, a senior national security analyst at the Center for American Progress, about the merits of the deal.
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