Accession Number:

ADA159050

Title:

The Political and Social Capabilities of North and South Korea for the Long-Term Military Competition.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

This report assesses the sociopolitical capabilities of South and North Korea to maintain their military competition through the 1980s. It discusses the various factors making for stability and instability in both Koreas at the present time, projects these factors into the near-term future, and estimates the effects of possible increases in defense efforts. Finally, it examines the sociopolitical effects of possible changes in the military posture of the Republic of Korea. It finds that any increase in the South Korean defense effort could further implicate the dilemma facing the North regarding resource allocation between defense and the economy. It might force a reconsideration of the Norths highly belligerent military posture or provoke consideration of a preemptive attack. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE