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The Korean Peninsula: Three Dangerous Scenarios

June 12, 2018 08:33

This perspective summarises detailed analytical work on the implications of a large, survivable North Korean nuclear force; the challenges of North Korean artillery that can threaten Seoul from the Kaesong Heights; and the issues attendant to a potential mission to secure loose nuclear weapons after a North Korean collapse. 

Our most important finding is that the United States must develop and work with regional allies to shape a wider range of potential diplomatic and military options to deal with North Korea. This conclusion creates particular implications for the Army, as the core missions involved -- including deterring a major war, conducting intensive operations short of major war, and securing weapons of mass destruction in the event of instability -- will place massive, perhaps unsustainable, demands on Army capacity and specific high-demand, low-density capabilities.     

Read the full analysis HERE

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