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North Korea's Peaceful Deal

The recently negotiated settlement on North Korea's nuclear program is a victory for the cause of peace, and is precisely what President Eisenhower envisioned 40 years ago (``Reaction to a Reactor Recall,'' Oct. 26). Eisenhower established, through the UN, the Atoms for Peace program, under which nations that gave up nuclear weapons research and production would share in the peaceful nuclear technology developed by the US and other developed nations.

North Korea's decision to give up its plutonium production capability for more proliferation-resistant US light-water reactors is just such an arrangement. Trading energy and economic development for weapons of mass destruction can never be a bad deal. Our agreement with North Korea is a winning situation for everyone. Frank R. Bruce, Oak Ridge, Tenn.

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