AUTHORThe International Institute for Strategic Studies
TITLENorth Korea's Weapons Programmes: A Net Assessment
PUBLISHERPalgrave Macmillan
CITYNew York, NY
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This freely available “strategic dossier” seeks to provide objective information to facilitate intelligent policy analysis regarding North Korea's (DPRK) weapons programs. The publication's conclusion assesses the conventional military balance on the Korean Peninsula in 2004. Since this assessment predates North Korea's nuclear test on October 8, 2005 and subsequent diplomatic moves, the dossier is mainly useful for historic background. The authoring organization has a reputation for accurate representations of world-wide military holdings. The report goes to great lengths to accommodate the complications of assessing North Korea’s weapons programs, acknowledging the difficulties that confront anyone trying to gather complete information on the subject and explaining how the report negotiates such potential pitfalls. The first chapter recounts the history of diplomatic efforts to encourage disarmament in North Korea, beginning in 1980 and concluding in 2004. Subsequent chapters outline North Korea’s nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons programs and its ballistic missile program. Detailed endnotes and appendices containing relevant official documents are included.

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