This is potentially very good news indeed: North Korea has agreed to give up its nuclear weapons program.
While our optimism should be cautious, let’s hope it really means something. (Via Kevin Drum.)
UPDATE: Commenters here are skeptical . . .
UPDATE x2: In the comments, AMac asks: why are the North Koreans making this concession now? One possible answer is in the linked story:
“The United States affirmed that is has no nuclear weapons on the Korean Peninsula and has no intention to attack or invade (North Korea) with nuclear or conventional weapons,” according to the statement, assurances echoed by South Korea.
That is a concession that I believe we have been unwilling to make until now. So the relevant question might be: why is the United States making this concession now?