Accession Number : ADA326859

Title :   Confidence-Building Measures as a Component of National Military Strategy for the Korean Peninsula.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Baird, Stephen W.

PDF Url : ADA326859

Report Date : 11 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : 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 Korea's 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.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY STRATEGY, *MILITARY ASSISTANCE, *KOREA, *DETERRENCE, ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, THREAT EVALUATION, CONFLICT, INTERNATIONAL TRADE, NATIONAL DEFENSE, PEACEKEEPING.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE