By William Blum
'This isn't really a publication for an individual who needs to take care of any snug illusions approximately their very own liberty... we discover in those pages, meticulously distinctive and annotated, the entire circumstances of assassination, covert and overt destabilisation, election-rigging, sponsorship of terrorism, mystery surveillance, brainwashing and provocation that the united states has hired to additional its burgeoning company empire... After studying Rogue nation, it's very unlikely to hold speedy to the comforting phantasm that the 'American Way' is a few type of enlightenment' - Will Self within the New Statesman 'Rogue nation is a booklet of fees to be tied to a paving stone and thrown on the males in Washington' - The self sustaining on Sunday 'William Blum, as soon as of the USA kingdom division, supplies a chilling reminder that whereas there's no justification for eleven September, there is reasons' - Mavis Cheek within the Observer, Books of the yr 2001
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This lack of capacity permeates all sectors. 16 The effects of a nuclear accident could not be conﬁned to the DPRK: South Korea, China, Russia and Japan would suffer the consequences. A nuclear accident is a much more likely cause of a regional nuclear crisis than the launch of a nuclear weapon. The fear of US unilateralism A major unspoken worry of all governments in the region is the reluctance of the United States to commit itself to achieving a diplomatic solution to the regional security crisis and the consequent fear of unilateral US military intervention in the DPRK.
Bush, there was a touch-and-go moment when it looked as if Clinton might still go; along with some other scholars, I met Kim Dae Jung in Seoul on 22 December 2000, and he said he was waiting to hear from the White House if Clinton was on his way, that day or the next. Then I ﬂew back to the United States, in time to read morning headlines saying Clinton had decided against the trip. Later on it became clear that the Bush transition team did not like the deal; even if Clinton had signed off on it, they said they would have undone it, according to former ofﬁcials in the Clinton administration.
This culminated in the Department’s review of the United States’ Korea policy, begun in the fall of 1998, which markedly changed the direction of US policy. The US civilwar-deterrent structure provided an unspoken realpolitik basis for the changes of policy in Seoul and Washington. The United States wants to keep its troops in Korea for the long term (and even after uniﬁcation according to Defense Secretary William Cohen’s statement in June 1998), which is mildly surprising given the end of the Cold War so many years before, but much less surprising than North Korea’s acquiescence and even support for that same strategy.