North Korea puts Kerry to test

in 2013, Andrew Bacevich, Boston Herald, Charles Stith, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers
April 14th, 2013

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Charles Stith, College of Arts & Sciences
Andrew Bacevich, College of Arts & Sciences

Secretary of State John F. Kerry is getting mixed reviews in his first high-stakes test as North 
Korea brazenly threatens a nuc­lear showdown…

Expert quotes:

Stith:

“If you wanted a champion for peace and stability, somebody who has a sophistication and 
savvy, we couldn’t have a better person than John Kerry in the mix.”

Bacevich:

“I think that his actions are 
entirely predictable and regardless of who President Obama had appointed secretary of state, I think we would see the same policy: The United States is trying to make it clear to North Korea that A) avoiding war is in everybody’s interest and B) we’re not going to get pushed around.”

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