The Resource The North Korean ballistic missile program, Daniel A. Pinkston

The North Korean ballistic missile program, Daniel A. Pinkston

Label
The North Korean ballistic missile program
Title
The North Korean ballistic missile program
Statement of responsibility
Daniel A. Pinkston
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs have drawn international attention for years. In the early 1960s, Pyongyang began to pursue the capability to produce advanced weapons systems, including rockets and missiles. However, foreign assistance and technology, particularly from China and the Soviet Union, were instrumental in the acquisition of these capabilities. The ballistic missile inventory now totals about 800 road-mobile missiles, including about 200 Nodong missiles that could strike Japan. In April 2007, North Korea for the first time displayed two new missiles: a short-range tactical missile that poses a threat to Seoul and U.S. Forces in South Korea, and an intermediate-range missile that could potentially strike Guam. Although North Korea has not demonstrated the ability to produce a nuclear warhead package for its missiles, its missiles are believed to be capable of delivering chemical and possibly biological munitions. North Korean media and government officials claim the country needs a nuclear deterrent to cope with the "hostile policy of the United States," but Pyongyang has never officially abandoned its objective of "completing the revolution in the south." Little is known about North Korean military doctrine and the role of its ballistic missiles, but National Defense Commission Chairman Kim Chŏng-il has ultimate authority over their disposition
Member of
Additional physical form
Full text also available on the SSI website.
Cataloging source
GPO
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Pinkston, Daniel A
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
photographs
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Army War College (U.S.)
Series statement
Demystifying North Korea
Series volume
6
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  • Ballistic missiles
  • Korea (North)
Label
The North Korean ballistic missile program, Daniel A. Pinkston
Link
http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS91582
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on March 4, 2008)
  • "February 2008."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 58-95)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- DPRK national strategy and motivations -- Historical background of DPRK missile development -- Institutional setting: Research and development -- Production -- Bases and deployment -- Warheads -- Command control -- Conclusion
Control code
17582103
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
viii, 38 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: Internet from the STRATEGIC STUDIES INSTITUTE web site. Address as of 3/04/2008: http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pdffiles/PUB842.pdf ; current access is available via PURL
Label
The North Korean ballistic missile program, Daniel A. Pinkston
Link
http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS91582
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on March 4, 2008)
  • "February 2008."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 58-95)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- DPRK national strategy and motivations -- Historical background of DPRK missile development -- Institutional setting: Research and development -- Production -- Bases and deployment -- Warheads -- Command control -- Conclusion
Control code
17582103
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
viii, 38 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: Internet from the STRATEGIC STUDIES INSTITUTE web site. Address as of 3/04/2008: http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pdffiles/PUB842.pdf ; current access is available via PURL

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