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North Korean Military Proliferation in the Middle East and AfricaEnabling Violence and Instability$
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Bruce E. Bechtol Jr.

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780813175881

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813175881.001.0001

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North Korea and Syria

North Korea and Syria

A Long and Ongoing History of Military Trade

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(p.101) 5 North Korea and Syria
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North Korean Military Proliferation in the Middle East and Africa
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Bruce E. Bechtol Jr.

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813175881.003.0005

North Korea has been proliferating chemical weapons, ballistic missiles, conventional arms, advisers, trainers, engineers, and technicians for a variety of projects to Syria for many years. While, in the 1990s, this proliferation picked up steam, it has been stepped up significantly during the Kim Jong-un era in light of a needy Syrian customer fighting a civil war. (North Korea has also supported Syria through proliferation and advisers in past conflicts.)

Keywords:   North Korea, Syria, weapons of mass destruction, proliferation, conventional weapons, terrorism, ballistic missiles, nuclear programs

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