Contrary to what Terry claims, write Delury and Moon, the collapse of North Korea is a frightening prospect, and the sudden reunification of the Korean Peninsula would be disastrous. Terry replies.
In the next four years, North Korea will likely develop the ability to hit the continental United States with a nuclear missile. How can Washington stop it? Pre-emptive military strikes would end in deadly failure. Sanctions have proved a fool’s errand. Only striking a grand bargain with Pyongyang—economic development in exchange for a nuclear freeze—might work.