North Korea: Is Strategic Patience the Correct Approach?

  • Lieutenant Colonel John C. Hafley

The United States’ strategic patience in support of a denuclearized North Korea has not stopped the regime from becoming a Nuclear State. After years of failed Six Party Talks and sanctions that have not changed the ideology within the Hermit State, the United States has to take a different whole of government approach in order to achieve security and stability in the region. This paper conducts a review of current U.S. policy towards North Korea and recommends necessary changes in the post-nuclear era.