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Nuclear crisis with North Korea


Who's to blame for the crisis?
What they want from the "war on terror"


Bush backpedals on North Korea
The terms of the diplomatic "breakthrough" with North Korea have dealt another blow to the fantasies of the neoconservative hawks who once ruled the roost in Washington.


What's next after the North's nuclear test
Washington's long siege of North Korea
The most surprising thing about North Korea's October 9 nuclear test may be that much of the surprise has already worn off.

North Korea's non-existent missile threat
North Korea's test firing of missiles in early July was met by a barrage of hypocritical denunciations and racist invective from U.S. officials and the media.

How Washington caused the crisis
In a surprise concession to U.S. demands, the North Korea government has agreed to join meetings between six countries to discuss its nuclear program.

Stumbling toward a catastrophic war
Bush steps up the pressure
Flushed with the military success of the war on Iraq, George W. Bush is renewing his threats against North Korea.

Behind the crisis with North Korea
As horrific as a new Iraq war will be, the human cost of a war in Korea could be even higher. That's the grim truth behind the latest war threats between North Korea and the U.S.

Where is the North Korea crisis headed?
Just as the Bush administration started to back out of its confrontation with North Korea, the government of Kim Jong-il turned up the heat by announcing its withdrawal from the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.

Behind U.S. war threats against North Korea
The Bush administration's confrontation with North Korea reached a new level of crisis after Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld declared that the U.S. "could fight and win two wars at once."

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Washington hawks on the attack
The new U.S. war on Iraq began on March 20. But for a hard core of "hawks" in the Bush administration, the planning for it began years before.

What does Washington want from this war?
Socialist Worker looks at two motivations behind the Bush administration's desire for war with Iraq--the thirst for oil profits and Washington's drive to expand its power.

The Bush gang's war on the world
Shoot first and ask questions later. That's the basic idea of the so-called Bush Doctrine. SW explains the background to the White House's new imperialist strategy.

The Bush Doctrine: What it means
The Bush administration has produced a National Security Strategy document that goes further than ever before in asserting U.S. military and economic power as the world's unchallenged super-cop.

World's cop
Anyone who still believes that the "war against terrorism" is about justice for the victims of September 11 should listen to Bush's foreign policy advisers--who are asking how "you capitalize on these opportunities" from September 11.

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