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Influence and Interest: How a Belligerent Dictator Resists Current Methods

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[Technical Report, Master's Thesis]

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Joint Forces Staff College / NDU

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North Korea poses a significant security threat to the United States US. Wars and occupations have shaped North Koreas strategies and tactics to provide security for its regime and country. Since the end of the Cold War, the US has attempted to implement a nuclear nonproliferation policy. Despite the efforts of six United States administrations, North Korea continues to develop its nuclear weapons program. It appears as if the Kim Regime is immune to current diplomatic methods. As the US evaluates its options, full scale military action, limited airstrikes, regime change, maintaining the status quo, and even normalizing relations are all available. In order to provide security for the US and its allies, the US must evaluate its North Korea policy and change its course of action to find a North Korean solution. After examining all of the courses of action, normalizing relations with North Korea may be the most viable option.

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  • Government and Political Science

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[A, Approved For Public Release]