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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

North Korea: The Foundations for Military Strength



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October 1991

Contents

Cover
Foreword
Chapter 1
NATIONAL GOALS
Chapter 2
NATIONAL STRUCTURE
Chapter 3
FOREIGN POLICY GOALS
Chapter 3A - FOREIGN POLICY GOALS (Continued)
Chapter 4
MILITARY RESOURCE ALLOCATION
Chapter 4A - MILITARY RESOURCE ALLOCATION (Continued)
Chapter 5
MILITARY FORCES
Chapter 5A - MILITARY FORCES (Continued)
Chapter 6
EMPLOYING THE ARMED FORCES
Chapter 7
SPECIAL ISSUES

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11. Tunnel Constructed by the North Under the Demilitarized Zone
12. North Korean Government -- Creation of the Korean Workers' Party
13. Korean Workers' Party -- The Most Important Institution in North Korea
14. Kim Il-song's Primacy in the Party Congress
16. Military Forces Designed To Fulfill Both Defensive and Offensive Missions
22. Soviet FULCRUM
26. Kim Il-song's Personality Cult
27. Producing and Exporting Arms
28. SCUD Surface-to-Surface Missile
33. Painstakingly Planned Development
38. North Korea and the International Situation
39. Economic Focus on Defense Needs
40. Underground Production Plant
42. Terrain Limitations to East-West Movements
43. Rail Support for Most Long-Distance Traffic
44. "Four Great Military Lines."
45. North Korea's Hardened Military Assets
46. Ground Forces
47. The Largest of the Three Services
48. Old, Soviet-Designed Diesel ROMEO Submarine
49. Limited Navy Coastal Defense
50. Securing the Flanks With an Amphibious Landing in a Move to Isolate Seoul
51. North Korea's Three Combat Air Commands
52. Su-25/FROGFOOT
53. Mi-2/HOPLITE
54. AN-2/COLT
55. SA-2, SA-3, SA-5, and SA-7 Surface-to-Air Missiles
56. Airborne Special Operations
57. Covert Amphibious Landing
58. Reserve Force Training
59. Women Operating Air Defense Weapons
60. Topography and Military Operations
61. Massive Artillery Fire
62. Possible Special Forces Operation
63. Artist's Concept of the Yongbyon Nuclear Facility, About 90 Kilometers North of Pyongyang
64. Military Training Using Protective Clothing and Decontamination Procedures
65. SCUD Surface-to-Surface Missile
66. Succession to Power

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