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POLITICAL SCIENCE 2 MEMORANDUM TO: FROM: Secretary of State SUBJECT: North Korean Nuclear Crisis I. Introduction As the Secretary of the State, I would like to take this opportunity to appreciate all the members of the state, and more so, the president. Following my responsibility of serving as the President's principal adviser on U.S. foreign policy, conducting negotiations relating to U.S. foreign affairs and supervising the Foreign Service of the United States, this memo concern the viable policy options of the United States toward North Korea. Therefore, I would discuss the three proceedings and later reach a conclusion on the best option for the United States to employ in the crisis with North America. II. Historical background for your case study. Over the last years, North Korea has always ignored international agreements and slowly increase in their nuclear program to alarming levels. In 2005, North Korea announced and declared itself as a nuclear state, showing to the rest of the world that it was too late to repress them, concerning dangerous weapons of mass destruction. When the United States received this information, it was a shock to them because they had attempted to halt highly enriched uranium program in North Korea since 2002, when they realized that North Korea had that program ( O’Neil, 2015). Despite the self-admission by North Korea that they had nuclear weapons in 2005, there have been lots of information with the South Korean unification minister Chung declaring that "it could not be independently verified" ( O’Neil, 2015). In 2009, North Korea did their first test of nuclear bomb that was accompanied by a long-range ballistic missile. This has led to several tensions, later giving a statement in 2008, saying that they should be handled and treated by the United States "as (they) would India," which has a legitimate nuclear power and should not to be discounted ( O’Neil, 2015). Essentially, North Korea stalled negations until it was too late for someone to obstruct them gaining the power ( Katz, Kochan, & Colvin, 2017). This situation stipulated both the United States and South Korea to threat them at a nuclear level. With both the sanctions and the aids being ineffective during past administrations and the leap agreement failure, it is of value that we develop a plan they will support and not be in a position to back pedal. The leap day agreement, which took place in 2012, outlined an agreement with North Korea where Kim Jong Un accepted to suspend work at the highly enriched uranium plant in Yongbyon and cease to conduct missile and nuclear tests in exchange for 240,000 tons of food aid. He also accepted reentry of inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency
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