12/29/17 Gareth Porter on how the Bush administration sabotaged potential peace with North Korea

12/29/17 Gareth Porter on how the Bush administration sabotaged potential peace with North Korea

Investigative journalist Gareth Porter returns to the Scott Horton Show to discuss his latest article “How Cheney and his allies created the North Korea nuclear missile crisis.” Porter explains how the North Koreans have historically used their nuclear program as a negotiation tool with the United States and how Dick Cheney and his allies in the Bush administrations sabotaged deals that would have reduced tension and also stalled development of North Korea’s nuclear program. Porter then goes into greater detail of the dynamics and tensions within the Bush administration onNorth Korea policy and how each U.S. administration has underestimated the staying power of the regime in Pyongyang. Scott then goes through the list of American provocations against North Korea leading them to leave the NPT. Finally, Porter compares Trump’s approach to North Korea with the previous administrations’ and gauges the likelihood of war.

Gareth Porter is an investigative historian and journalist on the national security state and author of Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare. Follow him on Twitter @GarethPorter and listen to Gareth’s previous appearances on the Scott Horton Show.

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About Scott Horton

Scott Horton is director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of Antiwar.com, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from ScottHorton.org. He’s the author of the 2017 book, Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan and editor of The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews 2004–2019. He’s conducted more than 5,000 interviews since 2003. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, investigative reporter Larisa Alexandrovna Horton. He is a fan of, but no relation to the lawyer from Harper’s. Scott’s Twitter, YouTube, Patreon.

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