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    US Official: North Korea’s Nuclear Program Here to Stay

    You’ve got to know when you’re beaten. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told the Council on Foreign Relations yesterday that getting Pyongyang to back down on its nuclear advancements is “probably a lost cause.” The State Department immediately insisted that it’s still hoping for international talks on disarmament, but Clapper suggested economic inducements and a campaign to undermine North Korea’s current regime might work better in the long run. Meanwhile, some experts predict North Korea will be a hot-button issue for the next president.

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