Accession Number:

ADA282674

Title:

The North Korean Nuclear Program? What is to Be Done

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this report is to provide a conceptual framework for choosing among alternative U.S. approaches to ending the North Korean nuclear program. This report is intended for policymakers and force planners in the U.S. government. It should also be of interest to a general audience concerned with the United States nonproliferation policy and Korean policy. This report first identifies important U.S. objectives affected by the North Korean nuclear weapons program. Then, it develops a framework for evaluating approaches for accomplishing these objectives. This framework is applied to several alternative approaches. On the basis of the objectives priority, some approaches are found to be better than others. But no approach is likely to accomplish all U.S. objectives, at least not in the short term. Hence, we conclude that the United States must decide on the priority of its objectives and select an approach most likely to accomplish its most important objectives

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Geography
  • Defense Systems
  • Nuclear Warfare
  • Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE