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The last days of Kim Jong-il : the North Korean threat in a changing era

Author: Bruce E Bechtol
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Bruce Bechtol, Jr. contends that Kim Jong-il's regime (1994 - 2011) exacerbated the threats that North Korea posed, and still poses, to the world. Bechtol explains how North Korea presents important challenges on five key fronts.
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Named Person: Chŏng-il Kim; Chŏng-il Kim; Kim Jong-il.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce E Bechtol
ISBN: 9781612346113 1612346111
OCLC Number: 823387418
Description: xv, 223 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Maintaining a rogue military: North Korea's military capabilities and strategy at the end of the Kim Jong-il era and South Korea's ability to counter the DPRK threat --
The sinking of the Cheonan and the shelling of Yeonpyeong Island: a case study of North Korea's asymmetric northern limit line strategy --
Planning for the unthinkable: countering a North Korean nuclear attack and management of postattack scenarios --
North Korea and support for terrorism: an evolving history --
Conclusion: the impact of the last years of the Kim Jong-il regime on the future of North Korea.
Responsibility: Bruce E. Bechtol, Jr.

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Contends that Kim Jong-il's regime (1994-2011) exacerbated the threats that North Korea posed, and still poses, to the world. Bruce Bechtol's analysis clears up the persistent mystery of how Kim  Read more...

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""The Last Days of Kim Jong-il" is a must read for scholars, strategists and policymakers, and the general public. To understand where North Korea is going it is critical to know where it has been. Read more...

 
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