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  • “While Mr. Obama was elected on a promise of diplomatic engagement, his strategy toward the North for the past two years, called “strategic patience,” has been to demonstrate that Washington would not engage until the North ceased provocations and demonstrated that it was living up to past commitments to dismantle, and ultimately give up, its nuclear capacity.”

    The New York Times, U.S. to Send Carrier for Joint Exercises Off Korea, by David E. Sanger, November 23, 2010

    November 24, 2010