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Sony hack leaves U.S. in quandary on how to deal with North Korea
Sony hack leaves U.S. in quandary on how to deal with North Korea

With U.S. intelligence analysts quietly pointing to North Korea as having a hand in the destructive hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment computers, Obama administration officials scrambled Thursday to consider what, if anything, they should do in response. Options are limited, partly because the United States already imposes strict sanctions on North Korea's economy and because the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, relishes confrontation with the West. White House officials are wary of playing into an effort by nuclear-armed North Korea to provoke the U.S. into a direct confrontation. "How do you sanction the world's most heavily sanctioned country?" asked John Park,...

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