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Confidence-Building Measures as a Component of National Military Strategy for the Korean Peninsula.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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To date the US-ROK strategy for deterring conflict on the peninsula has been successful. However this strategy needs to be expanded in order to continue deterrence in the future. The time is right to augment current deterrent measures to include Confidence Building Measures CBMs for the Korean Peninsula. North Koreas participation in the Agreed Framework signals a willingness on their part to be involved in CBMs. The dire straits that the country is experiencing in its economy, foreign trade, and food situation could be the catalyst to engage the DPRK in military CBMs. Three phases of CBMs are recommended for Korea with the foremost objective to reduce tensions on the Peninsula. Phase 1 will focus on tension reduction. Phase 2 CBMs will emphasis reducing the risk of misunderstanding military intentions. CBMs for Phase 3 will center on increasing transparency in military affairs. Movement between phases should be event based vice time based. The U.S. must employ all of its instruments of power to deter conflict on the Korean Peninsula. CBMs can complement other instruments of power initiatives by lessening tensions on the Peninsula.
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