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Modernisation of the Republic of Korea Navy, The: Seapower, Strategy and Politics

Author:
Bowers, Ian

ISBN:
978 3 319 92290 4
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
240
List price(s):
79.99 USD
54.99 GBP
64.99 EUR

Publication date:
30 August 2018

Short description: 

Using a multifaceted approach, it examines how the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) has sought to transform itself from a coastal naval force focused solely on deterring North Korea to a navy capable of operating in the blue waters of East Asia and beyond.

Full description: 

This book sheds light on one of the most under-studied but powerful navies in the world. Using a multifaceted approach, it examines how the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) has sought to transform itself from a coastal naval force focused solely on deterring North Korea to a navy capable of operating in the blue waters of East Asia and beyond. The project argues that peninsular and regional security dynamics, technological developments, the US-South Korea alliance and internal politics combine to inform and shape ROKN modernisation.

Table of contents: 

1. Chapter 1: Introduction 2. Chapter 2: North Korea and Deterrence at Sea 3. Chapter 3: To the Blue-water 4. Chapter 4: Force Modernisation and Integration 5. Chapter 5: The United States and the ROKN 6. Chapter 6: Creating a Naval Identity 7. Chapter 7: Politics, Strategy and Naval Modernisation 8. Chapter 8: Conclusion

Biography: 

Ian Bowers is Associate Professor at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies, Oslo, Norway.

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