Accession Number : ADA295778

Title :   Strategic Implications of the U.S.-DPRK Framework Agreement.

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Wilborn, Thomas L.

PDF Url : ADA295778

Report Date : 03 APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : On October 21,1994, the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) signed an "Agreed Framework" which is designed to provide the procedure to resolve the dispute over North Korea's nuclear weapons program. If and when successfully executed, it will satisfy U.S. negotiating objectives, but, in the process, propel the United States into the center of North-South conflict. For South Korea, in addition to the explicit benefits of the provisions, it will facilitate more frequent and meaningful communication between the two halves of the now divided peninsula and a gradual, rather than chaotic, path to unification. Generally, the Agreed Framework obligates North Korea to: eliminate its existing capability to produce weapons grade plutonium; resume, after several years delay, full membership in the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, including the requirement to comply completely with its safeguard agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency (lAEA), which mandates allowing lAEA inspectors to investigate suspected nuclear waste sites and to place any nuclear material not previously identified under lAEA safeguards. consistently take steps to execute the North-South Joint Declaration on the Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula; and engage in North-South dialogue.

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR WEAPONS, *AGREEMENTS, WEAPONS, NORTH KOREA, UNITED STATES, SITES, FISSIONABLE MATERIALS, RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS, CONFLICT, INTERNATIONAL, NORTH(DIRECTION), KOREA, NUCLEAR ENERGY, RADIOACTIVE WASTES, SOUTH(DIRECTION), SOUTH KOREA, PLUTONIUM, PENINSULAS.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE