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Analysis: N. Korea debating nuke future

North Korea is a totalitarian state where simply mishandling a portrait of leader Kim Jong Il is considered a crime. That doesn’t mean there is no internal debate as the regime weighs whether to dismantle its nuclear weapons program. At the North Korean nuclear negotiations in Beijing, the U.S. envoy alluded to disputes in the communist nation over whether the regime can give up its most potent weapons without sacrificing its security. Some in the North “understand that these weapons have done more to isolate and endanger and impoverish the DPRK than they will ever do to protect” it, Christopher Hill said Friday, referring to North Korea by the initials of its official name. “Alas, I don’t think this is a universal view in the DPRK.” Full Story

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