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US flexibility could ease tensions with North Korea

Washington should give 'freeze-for-freeze' option a chance

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South Korean marines take part in joint U.S.-South Korean amphibious landing exercises in Pohang, South Korea, on April 2.   © Reuters

The Chinese and Russian proposal for a freeze on large-scale U.S.-South Korean military exercises in return for a freeze on further North Korean nuclear and missile tests just might work -- if only Washington could give it a chance rather than dismissing it out of hand.

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