Deterrence

Military measures intended to dissuade North Korea from taking military action

Top 3 Organizations in Deterrence

Ministry of Defense, Japan
Ministry of National Defense, South Korea
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), United States

Since the end of the Korean War in 1953, inter-Korean relations have been defined by the fact that the war ended in a truce and continuing military provocations from the North. South Korea has been strengthening various methods of military deterrence to cope with the North Korean threat. Since the first nuclear test in 2006, nuclear deterrence has become an urgent issue for South Korea, and strong deterrence will be a foundation upon which negotiations for North Korean denuclearization can be held. For the time being, military measures intended to dissuade North Korea from taking military action will be critical to protecting the security of South Korea and the Northeast Asian region. Since North Korea embarked on its nuclear program,South Korea has been developing its missile defense systems, the kill chain to prevent North Korean attacks, and means for mass retaliation. The ROK-US alliance has been key to the defense preparation against a potential North Korean nuclear attack, and the United States has provided extended deterrence without fail.