Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
1996 North Korea Special Weapons News
- TRANSCRIPT: KRISTOFF, LORD BRIEFING ON DPRK STATEMENT December 30 -- U.S. officials say that North Korea's "statement of regret" for the September 19 submarine incident which left 24 North Koreans and 13 South Koreans dead, paves the way for renewed dialogue on a number of issues.
- Clinton on North Korea's "Deep Regret" for Sub Incident, December 29, 1996.
- Text of the North Korean apology, December 29 (KCNA)
- North Korean Missile Test U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing Friday, November 8, 1996 Briefer: Nicholas Burns
- Foreign Ministry spokesman on DPRK-US Negotiations KCNA 11-04-96
- Korea Calls Off Missile Test CDISS News and Views - November 1996
- North Korea Defends Right to Develop Missiles CDISS News and Views - October 1996
- North Korea Plans Nodong Test CDISS News and Views - October 1996
- North Korea May Soon Test Missile That Could Hit Japan - By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF - New York Times - October 22, 1996
- Tokyo Has No 'Solid' Info About NK Plan to Test-fire Missile Korea Times 96-10-22 18:36:09
- N Korea's 'Cruise Missiles' Lee Wha Rang, October 18, 1996
- North Korea Buys Euro UAVs Fri, 18 Oct 1996 05:12:55 GMT
- North Korea said using missiles to 'affect election' - Japan Times 18 October 1996
- TRANSCRIPT: LORD PRESS ROUNDTABLE IN JAPAN 18 October 1996
- U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE DAILY PRESS BRIEFING Thursday, October 17, 1996
- TEXT: U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL STATEMENT ON KOREAN PENINSULA October 15, 1996 -- For the first time since the end of the Korean War, the Security Council issued an official statement on the situation in the Korean peninsula. The council adopted a presidential statement at a formal session expressing "serious concern" over the intrusion of a North Korean submarine and crew into South Korea. The council stressed that "the Armistice Agreement shall remain in force until it is replaced by a new peace mechanism."
- Report on North Korean missile draws reserved remarks - Japan Times 14 October 1996
- TRANSCRIPT: A/S LORD PRESS CONFERENCE IN KOREA 10/12-- Permanent peace on the Korean peninsula depends upon improved dialogue between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea (ROK), according to Winston Lord, assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs.
- A Coming Crisis on the Korean Peninsula? US Institute of Peace Korean Working Group report prepared by Scott Snyder, examines the political considerations that need to be addressed given the current food and economic difficulties faced by North Korea. October 1996
- Nuclear Nonproliferation: Implications of the U.S./North Korean Agreement on Nuclear Issues (Letter Report, 10/01/96, GAO/RCED/NSIAD-97-8).
- N. Korea said capable of making 100 missiles a year - Kyodo News 25 Sept 1996
North Korea has the capacity to produce 100 Scud B and C
missiles a year and has exported some 400 to Iran, Syria and other
Middle East nations, the South Korean National Unification Board said
Wednesday. According to a report the board submitted to the National
Assembly, Pyongyang obtains more that $500 million annually in hard
foreign currencies through missile exports.
- Paper urges US to clarify its position Pyongyang, September 20 (KCNA)
- TEXT: STATE DEPT. TESTIMONY ON U.S. POLICY TOWARD NORTH KOREA September 12, 1996 -- The overall goals of U.S. policy toward North Korea are to build a durable peace on the peninsula and to facilitate progress by the Korean people toward national reunification, according to Mark Minton, director of the Office of Korean Affairs at the Department of State.
- North Korean Produces 100 Scuds Per Year
CDISS News and Views - September 1996
- Aerial espionage on DPRK Pyongyang, August 30 (KCNA) On Aug. 29, the U-2 high-altitude strategic reconnaissance plane was sent to the Sue [??] military demarcation line to conduct photographing and electronic espionage on the north for day and night. The espionage of this plane totaled more than 30 occasions this month.
- US hawks urged to start from nightmare of cold war Pyongyang, August 20 (KCNA)
- NORTH KOREA UNDER PRESSURE TO FIND NEW FUNDING SOURCES - By Amanda Blanck USIA Staff Writer 12 August 1996
- North Korean Missile Sales CDISS News and Views - August 1996
- North Korea NewsMap AsiaWeek July 26, 1996 "Pyongyang has supplied Iran with 200 medium-range Scud missiles since 1986. So say South Korean military sources. They also believe that Pyongyang is now able to produce as many as 150 such missiles each year."
- FACING HUNGER PANGS AS FAMINE DEEPENS AND THE ECONOMY SHRINKS, NORTH
KOREA IS IN DANGER OF LOSING THE BATTLE FOR SURVIVAL TIME International July 15, 1996
- Hoping for a Soft Landing Will the U.S. convince Pyongyang to come to the bargaining table before it is too late? Asia Week June 14, 1996
- TEXT: AMBASSADOR LANEY REMARKS ON NORTH KOREA AT NPC 05/28/96 -- The United States and South Korea should move beyond a policy of deterrence to one of confidence-building and cooperation in their interactions with North Korea, according to James Laney, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea.
- How N Korea Would Invade S Korea The American Reporter, No. 293, 05/22/96 By Steve Macko, ENN Editor Clark Staten, ERRI Analyst
- OFFICIAL: FOUR-PARTY PROPOSAL GOAL IS PERMANENT KOREAN PEACE By Peggy Hu USIA 5/21 -- The underlying principle for the four-party proposal introduced by Presidents Clinton and Kim last month is to find a mechanism for establishing a permanent peace process for the Korean Peninsula, according to Richard Christenson, deputy director of the State Department's Office of Korean Affairs.
- DOE Approves U.S. Involvement in the Construction of Reactors in North Korea DOE News Release - May 16, 1996 -- The Department of Energy (DOE) authorized the participation of two U.S. firms in supplying two light water power reactors to North Korea under the U.S. - North Korea Agreed Framework that established the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization.
- A North Korean Perspective on the 4-Way Talks Proposal NORTHEAST ASIA PEACE AND SECURITY NETWORK DAILY REPORT Wednesday, May 15, 1996, Berkeley, California, USA
- TRANSCRIPT: LORD REMARKS AT CHEJU ISLAND PRESS BRIEFING 5/14 -- The United States hopes that North Korea will agree to participate in the four-party talks proposed by President Clinton and President Kim of the Republic of Korea (ROK), according to Winston Lord, assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs.
- Iran building missile bunkers FDI's Weekly News Update Issue 3 - May 6, 1996 -- Army Gen. Binford Peay, chief of the U.S. Central Command ... told Jane's that a deal with North Korea to buy No-Dong missiles, capable of reaching Israel, had fallen through two months ago for financial reasons.
- N Korean Nuclear Arsenal By Lee Wha Rang, April 27, 1996
- Hegemonic Rivalry and the Korean Crisis Tieting Su, Department of Sociology - McGill University, Montreal, Canada
- Catastrophic Collapse of North Korea - Implications for the United States military A Monograph by Major David S. Maxwell United States Special Forces School of Advanced Military Studies United States Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth, Kansas - Second Term AY 95-96
- DPRK Delegate at Missile Talks With U.S. Seoul KBS-1 Television Network 21 Apr 96
- Crossing the Line North Korean troops stage a show of force along the DMZ Asia Week April 19, 1996
- President Clinton in Asia: 'Bold' Initiative on Korea; Now to Japan FOREIGN MEDIA REACTION DAILY DIGEST Wednesday, April 17, 1996 -- As President Clinton finished his meetings in South Korea and moved on to his state visit to Japan, analysts agreed that security rather than trade was now the foremost topic on the agenda for U.S. policy toward Asia, and gave the administration nearly unanimous high marks on the trip so far. Editorialists praised the proposal for four-way talks on the Koreas as a graceful way to facilitate a "soft landing" for North Korea, though there was predictable concern about supplying and funding the necessary "parachutes." Speculation abounded on how Pyongyang would respond, though commentators tended to discount the immediate, sharp brushoff from North Korea as only an opening move.
- TEXT: ROK-U.S. ANNOUNCEMENT ON FOUR-PARTY PEACE MEETING 04/16/96 -- President Clinton and South Korean President Kim Young Sam held an April 16 summit meeting at which they proposed the convention of a Four Party Peace Meeting to work toward a permanent peace agreement for the Korean Peninsula.
- U.S.-ROK statement calls for new peace process TRANSCRIPT: 4/16 BACKGROUND BRIEFING BY SENIOR U.S. OFFICIAL -- In a joint statement April 16, the United States and the Republic of Korea (ROK) announced a proposal to hold a four-party meeting to promote peace on the Korean Peninsula, according to a senior Clinton administration official.
- FOUR-PARTY KOREAN PEACE TALKS PROPOSED
By Al Sullivan USIA 04/16/96 -- The new proposal for four-party Korean peace talks is the product of a "constellation of factors," including North Korea's desperate economic straits, a senior White House official says.
- ASIAN SECURITY: KOREAN PENINSULA BACK IN SPOTLIGHT FOREIGN MEDIA REACTION DAILY DIGEST Tuesday, April 9, 1996 -- With President Clinton scheduled to visit South Korea and Japan next week, elections this Thursday in South Korea, and North Korea resuming a menacing pose, foreign commentators turned their attention to the once again tense Korean peninsula. Radio broadcasts in Pyongyang predictably excoriated South Korea for "reckless military actions" and Japan for aspiring to reinvade Korea, and warned that "provokers" would be punished a "thousand-fold."
- NORTH KOREAN INTENTIONS RON LEWIS, CHIEF MILITARY ANALYST THE INTELLIGYST GROUP April 7, 1996
- Dubious North Korean-U.S. Missile Negotiations Editorial: Seoul HANGUK ILBO 30 Mar 96
- TEXT: ROTH TESTIMONY AT 3/20 HEARING ON NORTH KOREA -- Because there are a lot of key questions that remain uncertain about North Korea -- such as not knowing if Kim Jong Il is "ruling" or "reigning," the United States needs to focus on key national interests as we formulate the elements of our North Korea policy, according to Stanley O. Roth, Director of Research and Studies, U.S. Institute of Peace.
- US Policy Toward the Korean Peninsula
March 19 -- Testimony by Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Winston Lord before the House International Relations Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacifi.
- Prospects for DPRK-U.S. Missile Negotiations By Kim Min-sok - Seoul CHUNGANG ILBO - 1 Mar 96
- DPRK Offers New Tentative Agreement Proposal for Concluding Peace Pact with U.S., The People's Korea, 22 February 1996 -- The Government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, considering the U.S. Korea policy and the current state of DPRK-U.S. relations, initiated a three-point proposal for establishment of a new peace mechanism, in order to urgently arrange even an institutional device at least to deter the arms conflict and war on the Korean Peninsula.
- WINSTON LORD SPEECH ON U.S. POLICY TOWARD THE KOREAN PENINSULA (Text: Address tot he Korea/U.S. 21st Century Council 2/8) -- U.S. policy toward the Korean peninsula seeks "to achieve a durable peace and to facilitate progress by the Korean people toward achieving national reunification," according to Winston Lord, assistant secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs.
- North Korean People's Army Study Guide
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