tdgeek:gzt: Kennedy and the Cuban missile crisis is an interesting example.
In public he made strong threats, but behind the scenes he negotiated to get the missiles removed. Negotiations were successful.
Unfortunately the US has let slip away many previously negotiated opportunities to slow the pace of nuclear weapons development in North Korea. The US should return to negotiations with the aim of a freeze in further weapons development and allow the peaceful development of DPRK.
IMHO no way, time and time and time again he does things, gets sanctioned, agrees to play nice, gets food and oil, plays up again, its neverending. hes playing the world as a joke. If I was the US I would prefer diplomacy but no way would I be talking to them, thats just embarrasing, being played like a fool. Thats China s jib, they support NK, and they see SEA as their region to be the main player in
The reality is that negotiations and agreement with DPRK actually did slow significantly the development of nuclear weapons for some time.