Siegfried Hecker & William Perry, Stanford University | May 14, 2008
The US should continue its current path in North Korean nuclear negotiations, rather than exiting or stalling talks. ++ It should prioritize verification of North Korea's plutonium production records, and push towards dismantlement of the Yongbyong reactor. ++ The US can then concurrently work towards confirming the extent of North Korean uranium enrichment, as well as the extent of its nuclear proliferation network. ++ Using this opportunity to halt North Korean plutonium production will be an important step in containment.