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A Military Strategic Choice of South Korea against North Korea's Nuclear Weaponization

  • The Journal of Northeast Asia Research
  • Abbr : NEA
  • 2017, 32(1), pp.47-84
  • DOI : 10.18013/jnar.2017.32.1.002
  • Publisher : The Institute for Northeast Asia Research
  • Research Area : Social Science > Political Science > International Politics > International Relations / Cooperation

Lee, Sang-Taek 1

1원광대학교

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ABSTRACT

On September 9, 2016, North Korea conducted their fifth nuclear test signaling nearly successful completion of their nuclear weapons program. This imposition is a life and death situation for South Korea due to the opposing position with North Korea who is directly acrossed the Demilitarization Zone. In order to overcome this security threat, what military strategy does South Korea need to develop? Based on this questions a study has been conducted to answer the concern. The methodology for resolving the question produced numerous propositions: First, what military strategy is needed and what elements should be included? Second, which elements of the military strategy produce and impact on the decisions? Third, based on the current North Korean nuclear aggression, what kind of military strategy should South Korea choose? Forth, once chosen, what are the implementation plans for success? These four propositions were studied thoroughly. As mentioned above, in order to overcome this security threat, how can South Korea plan a military strategy. The choice of the best military strategy alternative that South Korea can choose from has reached the conclusion of the offensive strategy and Alliance deterrence strategy.

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