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Amid Threats, N. Korea's Neighbors Rethink Defense Policies

NPR | April 3, 2013 5:50 p.m.

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The bellicose rhetoric from North Korea is having spillover effects in nearby countries. South Korea continues to press for a revision of its nuclear cooperation agreement with the U.S. in order to allow it to produce its own nuclear fuel, a move the United States has steadfastly resisted. Some South Korean politicians even say the North Korean nuclear threat justifies South Korea having its own nuclear weapons capability. Hawks in Japan, meanwhile, are citing the North Korea threat to boost their argument for increased defense spending.

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