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dc.contributor.advisorHuntley, Wade L.
dc.contributor.authorNoh, Kwangil
dc.dateDec-14
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-18T00:18:03Z
dc.date.available2015-02-18T00:18:03Z
dc.date.issued2014-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/44633
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis starts from the question of what the key factors are shaping the cohesion of the U.S.-ROK alliance. To answer this question, the author researches how cohesion has evolved since the end of the Korean War. Since previous research has focused on the Korean drivers, this thesis examines dominant U.S. threat perception to balance ROK sides. The U.S. has had four significant crises: Detente, the second Cold War, global terrorism, and the rise of China. Following the four crises, this research divides the whole period into four sub-periods. To gauge alliance cohesion, the author chooses four indicators: official statements and documents by leaders, combined exercises and operations, the institutionalization of the alliance, and combined military capability. The results of the analysis suggest that dominant U.S. threat perception determines the strength of alliance cohesion. When the U.S. perception changed, the cohesion of the U.S.-ROK alliance changed in a same direction. The U.S. does not accept ROK’s attitudes – strengthening or weakening – toward this alliance passively, but actively reflects its interests in alliance cohesion.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/theimpactofchang1094544633
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.titleThe impact of changes in dominant U.S. threat perception on the cohesion of the U.S.-ROK allianceen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderWeiner, Robert
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorAlliance cohesionen_US
dc.subject.authorU.S.-ROK allianceen_US
dc.subject.authorthreat perceptionen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, The Republic of Korea Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Far East, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Far East, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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