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LIGNET: Was Deal with North Korea a Wasted Bribe?

By    |   Thursday, 01 March 2012 01:30 PM

According to an agreement reached this week, North Korea will receive 240,000 tons of food aid from the United States in return for halting nuclear weapons tests and allowing inspectors back into one of its nuclear facilities. The press portrayed the agreement as a major breakthrough in long-stalled nuclear talks, but if history is any judge, the North Koreans aren’t likely to keep their promises. Even if they do, their nuclear program will likely be unaffected. Was this the worst deal the United States has ever negotiated?

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Glyn Davies, the U.S. special envoy for North Korea, talks to the media at the end of the first day of bilateral talks with North Korea in Beijing on February 23. Outside observers were surprised that the talks resulted in a deal with North Korea to resume food aid in exchange for relatively minor concessions. (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

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