Accession Number : ADA466538


Title :   North Korea's Military Threat: Pyongyang's Conventional Forces, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and Ballistic Missiles


Descriptive Note : Monograph


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Scobell, Andrew ; Sanford, John M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a466538.pdf


Report Date : Apr 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 189


Abstract : This monograph will examine the armed forces of the DPRK, both conventional and unconventional. The official North Korean name of all branches of North Korea's armed forces is the Chosen Inking or KPA. This monograph will address the following topics: the political context of the military in the DPRK; the origins and evolution of the armed forces; and the KPA's command and control structure and its WMD and conventional components, including doctrines. Pyongyang's capabilities and intentions also will be assessed.


Descriptors :   *NORTH KOREA , *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , *MASS DESTRUCTION WEAPONS , NUCLEAR WEAPONS , BIOLOGICAL WARFARE , CHEMICAL WARFARE , MILITARY DOCTRINE , GUIDED MISSILES


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Geography
      Nuclear Weapons


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE