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Arms transfer and security assistance to the Korean peninsula, 1945-1980: impact and implications

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Authors
Cassidy, Richard P.
Subjects
arms transfers
effects on economic development
supplier recipient relationship
South Korea
North Korea
the United States
the Soviet Union
the People's Republic of China
Advisors
Buss, Claude A.
Date of Issue
1980-06
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Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
Since the Korean War, the United States, the Soviet Union, and the People's Republic of China have sought to maintain a peaceful stability on the Korean peninsula. Their strategies oriented toward maintaining such a stability has been based on three major factors: economic aid, military assistance, and, in the case of the United States, a continued presence of American military forces. The phenomena of arms transfers and security assistance has played a major role in the overall nation state development of both Koreas; moreover, it has resulted in supplier entanglement for the three major suppliers. From the latter 1960s, these major suppliers have displayed great interest in maintaining a status quo, while the Koreans have moved toward limited independence by developing indigenous arms industries, expanding their defense budgets, and continuing an upward economic mobility. A consequence of these developments has been a reduction in the ability of the suppliers to control or influence their client states and a possible future threat to the status quo.
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National Security Affairs (NSA)
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Naval Postgraduate School
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