"Bruce Bechtol provides a realist's assessment of a barricaded and dangerous Kim regime holding North Korea's population hostage. It threatens the region with massive conventional firepower, missile programs and nuclear weapons. It sells the most dangerous materials around the world. This is not a normal country amenable to conventional diplomacy."
— Lt. Gen. Wallace "Chip" Gregson, USMC (Ret.), former assistant secretary of defense, Asian and Pacific Security Affairs
"The Last Days of Kim Jong-il is a must read for scholars, strategists and policymakers, and the general public. To understand where North Korea is going it is critical to know where it has been. From the nuclear and missile program to conventional military threats, provocations, and terrorism to the political dynamics of the regime, this book provides important military and political insights that, as events play out on the Korean peninsula, will provide the rock solid foundation for effective policy and strategy development."
."—David S. Maxwell, associate director, Center for Security Studies & Security Studies Program, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University