North Korean Nuclear and Missile Programs


Lerner KL. North Korean Nuclear and Missile Programs. Government Information Quarterly. Elsevier, 2005. (online) DRAFT COPY. Originally: Lerner, K. Lee and B. Wilmoth Lerner. North Korean Nuclear Program. Encyclopedia of Espionage, Intelligence, and Security, Thomson Gale. 2004.
North Korean Nuclear and Missile Programs


The government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK, also commonly known as North Korea) is a strict and isolationist dictatorship ruled by Kim Jong-un (1984-2013). Despite decades of international diplomatic efforts, superior U.S. military capacity, United Nations prohibitions, and attempts at both international aid and sanctions aimed at eliminating its nuclear and missile programs, North Korea continues to develop increasingly sophisticated nuclear weapons and higher capacity missiles.  (more)

Last updated on 07/08/2019