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Walter C., Jr. Clemens

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780813167466

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813167466.001.0001

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How North Korea Got the Bomb

How North Korea Got the Bomb

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(p.90) 6 How North Korea Got the Bomb
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North Korea and the World
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Walter C. Clemens

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813167466.003.0006

In Chapter Six, Clemens discusses North Korea’s interest in all things nuclear. Beginning with North Korean anxieties when the US started to deploy nuclear artillery shells and Honest John missiles into South Korea in 1958, Clemens examines the history of North Korea’s interest in creating nuclear devices. Because of the near absence of external support, the Kim dynasty’s dedication to self-reliance was reinforced. To conclude the chapter, Clemens reveals that North Korea tested its first nuclear device in 2006 after bribing Pakistan to provide the know-how and some equipment and technology.

Keywords:   North Korea, Pakistan, Nuclear weapons, Nuclear Proliferation Treaty

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