National Critical Intelligence Estimate – North Korea – Utica College

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●North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) is recognized as a totalitarian state
●It functions as a single-party military dictating “Juche” (self-reliant) republic
●Death of Kim Jong IL and his young son Kim Jong Un’s appointed as North Korea’s Supreme Leader, have developed many unknowns about the political climate
●As a centrally directed and least open economy that faces many chronic problems, impacts of recent changes pose several questions about the country’s future and stability
●North Korea’s nuclear, missile and other asymmetric military capabilities is a concern to the U.S. and presents challenges to regional security and stability
●Recent nuclear tests and overt threats by the new leader required a full analysis to determine North Korea’s intentions and capabilities

Using the Analysis of Competing Hypotheses (ACH) diagnostic technique, critical questions were analyzed against several hypothesis

Full PPT show is here:  NCIE North Korea

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