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Should the US stop trying to force North Korea to abandon its nuclear program?
The US should not try to force North Korea to abandon its nuclear program.
Refusing to accept North Korea's nuclear status and condemning it is ineffective and achieves nothing.
Accepting the nuclear program will allow the US to lift sanctions imposed on North Korea, leading to positive effects.
As a sovereign state under international law, North Korea has every right to develop and defend itself with nuclear weapons.
Accepting North Korea as a nuclear power opens the doors for possible international regulation and transparency.
It’s hypocritical for the U.S. to denounce another nation for possessing or developing nuclear weapons while maintaining the second largest nuclear arsenal on earth.
Accepting a nuclear-capable North Korea is a way to normalize them into the community of nations by giving them a defense to the existential conventional military threat against them.
America doesn't have any problems with the nuclear programs of other countries, and it should therefore not see the North Korean program as a problem either.
Pressure has not produced any progress so far.
The goal needs to be getting North Korea participating opening in international arms agreements, especially nuclear proliferation agreements. Denuclearization can come over time as part of this. Willing participation is more important.
Formally accepting North Korea as a nuclear state would strengthen the North Korean regime.
Accepting North Korea as nuclear state will make the peaceful unification of Korea more difficult.
No state or organisation should have the power to trigger global extinction events as directly as nuclear weapons can.
Accepting North Korea as a nuclear power would weaken global nuclear non-proliferation efforts.
A nuclear armed North Korea poses a significant security threat to other states around the world.
By allowing North Korea to have nuclear weapons, the US would allow China to become a leading regional and ultimately global power.
If the US stops trying to prevent a nuclear North Korea, it runs the risk of being blackmailed by North Korea.
Credible North Korean nuclear capability might deter the U.S. from defending her allies from a conventional North Korean attack.
South Korea should abandon its goal of unification with North Korea
North Korea should not give up its nuclear weapons for its national security.
Did the US have to use nuclear weapons to achieve Japan's unconditional surrender?