North Korea Solution: Changed Regime
Army University Press, Military Review Online Exclusive, January 2018
6 Pages Posted: 19 Jan 2018
Date Written: January 12, 2018
Twenty-six years of ineffective policies have made denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula increasingly more illusory as the government of North Korea has repeatedly demonstrated its credibility as a nuclear weapons possessor, irrespective of international recognition. The question now is whether this can be reversed. Some pundits in the news postulate that America needs a regime change in North Korea. That thinking is narrow and thoughtless on many counts. What America needs is a policy of changed regime in North Korea. What is the difference? Regime change substitutes one dictator for the next. Kim Jong Un is now the country’s third dictator, and a fourth might be no better. Changed regime is a policy of consistent, prolonged engagement that engenders a transformation from within by resolute exposures from without. Colonel Minnich suggests several policy actions needed now to implement an effective policy to finally solve the North Korean nuclear crisis.
Keywords: North Korea, nuclear weapons, crisis, policy, changed regime, Kim Jung Un
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