Good intelligence, bad policy in North Korea

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Opinion Journal:

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This nuclear revelation is not an intelligence failure. Over the past decade, intelligence analysts have consistently predicted North Korea's path to nuclear weapons and noted the increasing evidence of its missile and nuclear proliferation. The failure has been that of policy makers and pundits who denigrated the analysis, ignored it, or clung to the fallacy that North Korea would abide by a denuclearization deal.

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Wishful thinking and bad alternatives have led us to our current predicament. Neither party has had an answer to the fools on and under the hills of North Korea. We are now left with a policy of begging the Chicoms to do something about these guys. We better keep our ammo and missile defense system ready in the meantime.
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