2013 JoongAng Ilbo-CSIS Forum Opening Remarks by Dr. John Hamre
May 21, 2013
Ladies and Gentlemen, we all have watched with some alarm the erratic and dangerous posturing of North Korea this past year. North Korea has always made a pattern of recklessness in foreign affairs. What we have witnessed this past year is familiar in its components, but the aggregation of outrageous and provocative statements has been unusual. North Korea’s economy continues to deteriorate. The quality of life recedes. Human rights violations continue. And the bluster and threats amplify.