TOTAL FAILURE OF ANTI NUKE PARADIGM.
TOTAL FAILURE OF ANTI NUKE PARADIGM.
— 1994: Under agreement with U.S.,North
— Aug. 31, 1998: North Korea fires suspected missile over Japan and into the Pacific Ocean, calling it a satellite.
— Sept. 13, 1999: North pledges to freeze long-range missile tests.
— Sept. 17, 1999: President Bill Clinton agrees to first major easing of economic sanctions against North Korea since Korean War's end in 1953.
— June 2001: North Korea warns it will reconsider missile test moratorium if Washington doesn't resume contacts aimed at normalizing relations.
— July 2001: U.S. State
— December 2001: President George W.
— Jan. 29, 2002: Bush labels North Korea, Iran and Iraq an "axis of evil."
— September 2002: North Korea pledges in summit talks with Japan to extend its moratorium on missile tests beyond 2003.
— Jan. 10, 2003: North Korea announces withdrawal from Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.
— March 10, 2003: North Korea fires a land-to-ship missile off east coast into waters between the Korean peninsula and Japan.
— August 2003: North Korea joins first round of six-nation nuclear talks in Beijing with China, U.S. Japan, Russia and South Korea.
— July 5, 2006: North Korea launches seven missiles into waters between the Korean peninsula and Japan, including a long-range Taepodong-2.
— July 15, 2006: U.N. Security Council adopts Resolution 1695 demanding North Korea halt missile program.
— Oct. 9, 2006: North Korea conducts underground nuclear test blast after citing "extreme threat of a nuclear war" from U.S.
— Oct. 15, 2006: U.N. Security Council adopts Resolution 1718 condemning test, imposing sanctions and banning North Korea from all activities related to its nuclear weapons program.
— Feb. 13, 2007: North Korea agrees to disable its main nuclear facilities in return for energy aid and other benefits.
— July 14, 2007: North Korea shuts down main Yongbyon reactor, later starts disabling it.
— June 27, 2008: North Korea destroys cooling tower at Yongbyon.
— Sept. 19, 2008: North Korea says it is restoring a key atomic reactor.
— Oct. 11, 2008: U.S. removes North Korea from a list of states that sponsor terrorism.
— Feb. 15, 2009: North Korea claims it has the right to "space development."
— Feb. 23: South Korea says North Korea has a new type of medium-range ballistic missile capable of reaching northern Australia and Guam.
— April 5: North Korea launches long-range rocket from its base at Musundan-ri on the country's northeast coast. U.N. Security Council holds emergency meeting.
— April 13: U.N. Security Council condemns launch and says it will tighten sanctions against North Korea.
— April 14: North Korea announces withdrawal from disarmament talks and says it will restore partly disabled nuclear facilities.
Sunday, September 06, 2009 ANALYSIS N. Korea nuke weapon By Shaun Tandon, Agence France-Presse Pyongyang said Friday it was in the final stage of enriching uranium—a second way to make nuclear bombs besides its known plutonium program. It marked a sharp change of tone after a month of easing tensions. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX THEY HAVE NO FEAR. Current paradigm is a total failure. Risk vs reward ratios are in 'their' favor. The paradigm needs to be rebalanced. G .
admission puts US on notice
WASHINGTON, D.C.: In admitting to uranium enrichment after years of denial, North Korea is putting the United States on notice that it will do whatever it takes to keep its nuclear program, analysts say.
Sunday, September 06, 2009
N. Korea nuke weapon
By Shaun Tandon, Agence France-Presse
Pyongyang said Friday it was in the final stage of enriching uranium—a second way to make nuclear bombs besides its known plutonium program. It marked a sharp change of tone after a month of easing tensions.
THEY HAVE NO FEAR.
Current paradigm is a total failure.
Risk vs reward ratios are in 'their' favor.
The paradigm needs to be rebalanced.