Accession Number : ADA311160

Title :   Engagement and Enlargement in Korea.

Descriptive Note : Research paper,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Riley, Thomas R.

PDF Url : ADA311160

Report Date : 30 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : The end of the Cold War resulted in a reassessment and modification of U.S. strategy. The focus shifted from Containment to Engagement and Enlargement in regions of the cold critical to U.S. interests. The change had significant impact on the Republic of Korea. U.S. strategy toward Korea was changed to include fulfilling the Agreed Framework as a significant security objective. The new strategy employs significant non-military measures to try to bring North Korea into the community of normal states, while still employing forward presence in South Korea to contain the North, pending its modification. The new approach to dealing with North Korea has been difficult for Seoul to accept, and has surfaced fears that U.S. direct contact with Pyongyang may be detrimental to its interests. Despite Soul's trepidation, it is a major player in the new strategy. Indications point to Pyongyang's near-term compliance with the agreement, but it may take 5-10 years to determine the full success of the strategy. At present, while U.S.-DPRK relations have improved, there has been no perceptible change in North-South relations.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY STRATEGY, *KOREA, *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, *POLITICAL NEGOTIATIONS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), NORTH KOREA, NATIONAL SECURITY, IMPACT, ECONOMICS, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), MODIFICATION, POLITICAL ALLIANCES, CONTAINMENT(GENERAL), REPLACEMENT, SOUTH KOREA, DEMOCRACY, STRATEGIC AREAS.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE