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Bechtol, Bruce E. 1959-

Works: 15 works in 58 publications in 2 languages and 4,945 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Military history 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Bruce E Bechtol
Defiant failed state : the North Korean threat to international security by Bruce E Bechtol( )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Associate professor of political science Bruce Bechtol examines the threat he believes North Korea poses to the national security of the United States and its allies and unresolved foreign policy issues
Red rogue : the persistent challenge of North Korea by Bruce E Bechtol( )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Red Rogue, Bruce Bechtol analyzes the changing nature of North Korea's national defense, foreign policy, and illicit economic activities in the post-9/11 era. He describes how North Korea has adapted to a changing global and regional environment to ensure regime survival and has often dictated the agenda in East Asia. Bechtol explains why North Korea frequently resorts to brinkmanship and provocations as foreign policy tools and why North Korea remains a threat to the United States and South Korea. After a detailed discussion of North Korea's internal politics and foreign policy, Red Rogue examines the diverging U.S. and South Korean assessments of security on the peninsula, the health of the rapidly changing South Korea-U.S. alliance, and the badly deteriorated South Korean civil-military relationship. Using a framework that focuses on diplomatic, informational, military, and economic instruments of national power, the author reveals the dynamic and complicated challenges for security and stability on the Korean Peninsula. The reader will gain a clear perspective of the paradigm shifts in U.S., South Korean, and North Korean policies in recent years. The book is essential reading for scholars, policymakers, military strategists, and anyone who has an interest in East Asian affairs. - From publisher description
The last days of Kim Jong-il : the North Korean threat in a changing era by Bruce E Bechtol( )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruce Bechtol, Jr. contends that Kim Jong-il's regime (1994 - 2011) exacerbated the threats that North Korea posed, and still poses, to the world. Bechtol explains how North Korea presents important challenges on five key fronts
Confronting security challenges on the Korean peninsula( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers presented at the "Confronting Security Challenges on the Korean Peninsula" symposium, held at Quantico, Virginina, September 1, 2010, and co-sponsored by the Korea Economic Institute and the Marine Corps University Foundation
Criminal sovereignty : understanding North Korea's illicit international activities by Paul Rexton Kan( )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North Korea's criminal conduct, smuggling, trafficking, and counterfeiting, is well known, but the organization directing it is understudied or overlooked. North Korea practices a form of "criminal sovereignty" that is unique in the contemporary international security arena. It uses state sovereignty to protect itself from external interference in its domestic affairs while dedicating a portion of its government to carrying out illicit international activities in defiance of international law and the domestic laws of numerous other nations. The proceeds of these activities are used in a number of ways to sustain North Korea's existence and to enable other policies. The authors of this monograph focus on North Korea's Office #39 as the state apparatus that directs illicit activities to include the manufacture and distribution of illegal drugs, the counterfeiting of U.S. currency, and the manufacture and distribution of counterfeit cigarettes. Finally, as Kim Jong-Il becomes more frail, the authors assess how his successor may continue or alter Office #39's activities.--
North Korean military proliferation in the Middle East and Africa : enabling violence and instability by Bruce E Bechtol( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North Korea has posed a threat to stability in Northeast Asia for decades. Since Kim Jong-un assumed power, this threat has both increased and broadened. Since 2011, the small, isolated nation has detonated nuclear weapons multiple times, tested a wide variety of ballistic missiles, expanded naval and ground systems that threaten South Korea, and routinely employs hostile rhetoric. Another threat it poses has been less recognized: North Korea presents a potentially greater risk to American interests by exporting its weapons systems to other volatile regions worldwide.In North Korean Military Proliferation in the Middle East and Africa, Bruce E. Bechtol Jr. analyzes relevant North Korean military capabilities, what arms the nation provides, and to whom, how it skirts its sanctions, and how North Korea's activities can best be contained. He traces illicit networks that lead to state and nonstate actors in the Middle East, including Syria, Iran, Hezbollah, and Hamas, and throughout Africa, including at least a dozen nations. The potential proliferation of nuclear and chemical weapons technology and the vehicles that carry it, including ballistic missiles and artillery, represent a broader threat than the leadership in Pyongyang. Including training and infrastructure support, North Korea's profits may range into the billions of dollars, all concealed in illicit networks and front companies so complex that the nation struggles to track and control them. Bechtol not only presents an accurate picture of the current North Korean threat -- he also outlines methodologies that Washington and the international community must embrace in order to contain it
North Korea and regional security in the Kim Jong-un era : a new international security dilemma by Bruce E Bechtol( )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North Korea and Regional Security in the Kim Jong-un Era is one of the first books to analyze contemporary North Korea and the challenges that it presents to the international community, specifically by looking through the prism of the first two years of the Kim Jong-un regime. Analysing and assessing important capabilities, developments, policy moves, and internal stability challenges, it also illuminates the differences between North Korea under the rule of Kim Jong-il and now the 'third Kim' in this dynastic, isolated nation. In its exploration of international security issues, which are extremely important for foreign policy, Bechtol's analysis offers valuable assessments that will appeal to all those with an interest in the region. --Provided by publisher
Heisse Kriege im Kalten Krieg by Bernd Greiner( )

1 edition published in 2011 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HauptbeschreibungFür den größten Teil der nördlichen Hemisphäre war die Ära des Kalten Krieges eine Phase des Friedens - wenn auch eines unbequemen Friedens, erzwungen durch die Garantie der gegenseitigen nuklearen Vernichtung und gekennzeichnetvon ideologischer und materieller Hochrüstung und permanenter Kriegsbereitschaft. Die heißen Kriege des Kalten Krieges aber fanden jenseits des Kernbereichs der beiden feindlichen Blöcke statt. Mehr als 150 größere bewaffnete Konflikte sind zwischen 1945 und 1989 in der Dritten Welt ausgetragen worden. In der Wahrnehmung der Zeitgenossen galten sie mehrh
Avenging the General Sherman : the 1871 Battle of Kang Hwa Do by Bruce E Bechtol( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon sits a small monument to 15 men who won the Medal of Honor in what is labeled the Korean Campaign of 1871. The names of six Marines and nine Navy personnel who fought in a short 18-hour war serve as one of the few reminders of an incident not even known to most American servicemen stationed in Korea. And yet, this battle was a pivotal moment in the historical relationship of the United States and what was then the Kingdom of Korea. Before describing the battle that occurred on 10 and 11 June 1871, it is important to understand the reasons Koreans and Amen cans found themselves in conflict in the first place. Thus, it is key to understand the national security policy that motivated the United States into getting involved on the Korean peninsula, and the goals the Americans had once they decided to use force as a tool for enforcing foreign policy on the Korean peninsula
Red Rogue: The Persistent Challenge of North Korea (Persistent Challenge of North Korea) by Bruce E Bechtol( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Assessing the Present and Charting the Future of US-DPRK Relations : the Political-Diplomatic Dimension of the Nuclear Confrontation by Bruce E Bechtol( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The peach industry of the McGee-Stratford area of east-central Oklahoma : a geographic interpretation by Bruce E Bechtol( )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

North Korean Illicit Activities and Sanctions: A National Security Dilemma by Bruce E Bechtol( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Defiant failed state : the North Korean threat to international security
Red rogue : the persistent challenge of North Korea
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Bechtol, Bruce E. 1959-

Bechtol, Jr., Bruce, 1959-

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