Accession Number : AD1037637


Title :   A Review Of The United States Government's Status Quo North Korean Foreign Policy Approach And Reasons For Change


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLLEGE, AIR UNIVERSITY MAXWELL AFB United States


Personal Author(s) : SPENCER,ELTRESSA D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1037637.pdf


Report Date : 16 Feb 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 36


Abstract : Since at least 1994, when the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK) withdrew from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), the United States Government (USG) has been concerned about the stability and security on the Korean peninsula, primarily because of the DPRKs nuclear program. As recent as January 6, 2016, the DPRK conducted another nuclear test, which was largely condemned by the international community. United States Government policies are geared towards a denuclearized North Korea and have been mostly ineffective. One of the constant themes has been that before the USG will engage in either direct or indirect dialogue with the DPRK, its leadership would be required to renounce its nuclear ambitions.


Descriptors :   north korea , united states pacific command , united states southern command , international relations , agreements , united states government , department of state , diplomacy , foreign policy , nuclear reactors , fuel oils , nuclear materials , nuclear weapons


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE