Publications (Books and Monographs; Author)

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., North Korea and Regional Security in the Kim Jong-un Era – A New International Security Dilemma (London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). https://www.amazon.com/North-Korea-Regional-Security-Jong/dp/1137400064

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., The Last Days of Kim Jong-il: The North Korean Threat in a Changing Era, (Washington DC: Potomac Books, an imprint of University of Nebraska Press, 2013).  https://www.amazon.com/Last-Days-Kim-Jong-Changing/dp/1612346111

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., Defiant Failed State: The North Korean Threat to International Security, (Washington, DC: Potomac Books, 2010). https://www.amazon.com/Defiant-Failed-State-International-Security/dp/1597975311

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., Red Rogue: The Persistent Challenge of North Korea, (Washington, DC: Potomac Books, 2007).  https://www.amazon.com/Red-Rogue-Persistent-Challenge-North/dp/1597971111

Publications (Books and Monographs; Editor):  

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., (Editor), Confronting Security Challenges on the Korean Peninsula, (Quantico, VA: Marine Corps University Press, 2012). https://www.amazon.com/Confronting-Security-Challenges-Korean-Peninsula/dp/1780397259

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., (Editor), The Quest for a Unified Korea: Strategies for the Cultural and Interagency Process, (Quantico, VA: Marine Corps University Foundation, 2007). https://openlibrary.org/books/OL25492048M/The_quest_for_a_unified_Korea


Publications (Book Chapters)  

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr. South Korea: Responding To The North Korean Threat, in, A Hard Look at Hard Power: Assessing the Defense Capabilities of Key US Allies and Security Partners, ed. Gary J. Schmitt (Carlisle, PA: Army War College Press, 2015): 119-147. http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/display.cfm?pubID=1270

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., “Aftermath: 1953-2013,” in The Ashgate Research Companion to the Korean War, eds. James I. Matray and Donald W. Boose (Hampshire, England: Ashgate, 2014): 421-434. https://www.amazon.com/Ashgate-Research-Companion-Korean-War/dp/1409439283

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., “The Last Days of a Dynasty: Kim Jong-il and the Leadership of North Korea,” in Dictatorships Without Violence? How Dictators Assert Their Power, ed. Frank Jacob (Würzburg, Germany: Königshausen & Neumann, 2014): 203-221. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Diktaturen-Gewalt-Dictatorships-without-Violence/dp/3826052668

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr. “Forging a Common Approach on Strength: Challenges and Opportunities for the Lee Myung-bak Presidency and the ROK-US Alliance,” in Understanding New Political Realities in Seoul: Working toward a Common Approach to Strengthen U.S.-Korean Relations, eds. L. Gordon Flake and Park Ryo-byug (Washington DC: Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, 2008): 99-117.  http://www.mansfieldfdn.org/backup/pubs/pub_pdfs/US-ROK_chpt_1.pdf

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., “Assessing the Present and Charting the Future of U.S.-DPRK Relations: The Political-Diplomatic Dimension of the Nuclear Confrontation,” in The United States and the Korean Peninsula in the 21st Century, eds. Seung-Ho Joo and Tae-Hwan Kwak (Hampshire, England: Ashgate, 2006): 115-138. https://www.amazon.com/United-States-Korean-Peninsula-Century/dp/0754648133

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., “Changing Realities and Paradigm’s of the Cold War: The Korean Conflict,” in Between Total Wars and Small Wars: Studies in the Societal  History of the Cold War (in German), ed. Bernd Greiner (Hamburg, Germany: Hamburg Institute for Social Research, 2006).

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., “Eagle in the Land of the Morning Calm: The Forces that Influenced U.S. Policy Toward the Korean Peninsula During the 1990s,” in Divided Korea: Longing for Reunification, ed. Ho Youn Kwon (Chicago, Ill: North Park University, 2004): 177-198.


Publications (Peer-Reviewed Journals)  

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr. “North Korea and Military Proliferation to Iran: An International Security Dilemma,” ChiMoKoJa – Histories of China, Mongolia, Korea and Japan, Vol. 2, (2016), 71-95. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6891151/North%20Korea%20Iran%20article%20latest%20draft%202016.pdf

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr, “The North Korean Military Threat in 2015: The Threat to the ROK-U.S. Alliance and Peninsula Unification,” International Journal of Korean Studies, Vol. XIX, No. 1, (Spring 2015), 1-35. http://www.icks.org/publication/pdf/2015-SPRING-SUMMER/1.pdf

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr. “North Korean Proliferation: A Threat to Regional and International Security,” Strategy Forum, Research Institute for Marine Corps Strategy, Vol. 21, (Spring-Summer 2015): 192-220.

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., “North Korea and Syria: Partners in Destruction and Violence,” Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, Vol. 27, No. 3, (September 2015): 277-292.  https://www.researchgate.net/publication/286064284_North_Korea_and_Syria_Partners_in_Destruction_and_Violence

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., “Military Proliferation in the Kim Jong-un Era: The Impact on Human Rights in North Korea,” International Journal of Korean Studies, Vol. XVIII, No 1, (Spring 2014): 91-115. http://www.icks.org/publication/pdf/2014-SPRING-SUMMER/5.pdf

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., “The North Korean Military Under Kim Jong-un: Evolved or Still Following a Kim Jong-il Script?” International Journal of Korean Studies, Vol. XVII, No. 2, (Fall 2013): 93-115. http://www.icks.org/publication/pdf/2013-FALL-WINTER/5.pdf

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., "Deterring North Korean Provocations: A Compelling International Security Dilemma," Korea Review, Volume III, No. 1 (June 2013): 104-121.

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., "Developments in the North Korean Asymmetric Threat: Missiles and Electronic Warfare," International Journal of Korean Studies, Vol. XVI, No. 2, (Fall 2012): 107-129.  http://www.icks.org/publication/pdf/2012-FALL-WINTER/6.pdf

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., "Planning for the Future: Conditions of Combined ROK-US Military Intervention in DPRK Contingencies,"The Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, Vol. 24, No. 4, (December 2012): 489–502.  http://www.kida.re.kr/data/kjda/06_Bruce%20E_Bechtol.pdf

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., "Maintaining a Rogue Military: North Korea's Military Capabilities and Strategy at the End of the Kim Jong-il Era," International Journal of Korean Studies, Volume XVI, Number 1, (Spring/Summer 2012): 160-191. http://www.icks.org/publication/pdf/2012-SPRING-SUMMER/8.pdf

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., "Three-Level Threat: North Korea's Tentacles Reach Most Corners of the Globe," The Officer, The Journal of the Reserve Officers Association, Vol. LXXXVII, No. 4, (July-August 2011): 26-31. https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P3-2432827231.html

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., "Planning for the Unthinkable: Countering a North Korean Nuclear Attack and Management of Post-Attack Scenarios," The Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, Vol. 23, No. 1, (March 2011): 1–17. http://www.kida.re.kr/data/kjda/01_Bruce_Bechtol.pdf      Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., "Cooperation of U.S. and South Korean Air and Ground Forces During the Korean War," International Journal of Korean Studies, Volume XV, Number 1, (Spring/Summer 2011): 45-61. http://www.icks.org/publication/pdf/2011-SPRING-SUMMER/4.pdf

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., "The Implications of the Cheonan Sinking: A Security Studies Perspective," International Journal of Korean Unification Studies, Volume 19, No. 2, (2010): 1-40. https://www.marineclub.com/calendar/content/BruceBechtolIJKUS.pdf

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., "North Korea and Support to Terrorism: An Evolving History," Journal of Strategic Security, Volume III, No. 2 (Summer 2010): 45-54.  http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1012&context=jss

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., “The North Korean WMD Threat:  Nuclear Programs, Missiles, and Proliferation,” Korea Institute for Maritime Strategy, Strategy 21, Volume 13, Number 3 (Summer 2010), 241-259.

Paul Rexton Kan, Bruce E. Bechtol Jr, and Robert M. Collins, "Criminal Sovereignty: Understanding North Korea's Illicit International Activities," The Letort Papers, Strategic Studies Institute, (March, 2010). http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pdffiles/PUB975.pdf

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., “Maintaining a Rogue Regime: Kim Jong-il and the North Korean Succession Process,” On Korea, Volume 3, (2010): 123-147. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/242765798_Maintaining_a_Rogue_Regime_Kim_Jong-il_and_the_North_Korean_Succession_Process

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., "The U.S. and South Korea: Prospects for Transformation, Combined Forces Operations, and Wartime Operational Control: Problems and Remedies," International Journal of Korean Studies, Volume XIII, Number 2 (Fall/Winter 2009): 71-96.

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., “Running in Place: North Korea’s Nuclear Program and the Six-Party Talks During the Bush Administration,” International Journal of Korean Studies, Vol. XIII, No. 1 (Spring/Summer 2009): 21-54.

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., “Understanding the North Korean Military Threat to the Security of the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia: Declined or Evolved?” Korea Observer, Vol. 40, No. 1, (Spring 2009): 115-154. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/298953260_Understanding_the_North_Korean_Military_Threat_to_the_Security_of_the_Korean_Peninsula_and_Northeast_Asia_Declined_or_Evolved

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., “Creating Instability in Dangerous Global Regions: North Korean Proliferation and Support to Terrorism in the Middle East and South Asia,”Comparative Strategy, Vol. 28, No. 2, (2009): 99-115.

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., “Preparing for Future Threats and Regional Challenges: The ROK-U.S. Military Alliance in 2008-2009,” Korea Economic Institute, Joint U.S.-Korea Academic Studies, Vol. 19, (2009): 75-99. https://www.scribd.com/document/69499318/Preparing-for-Future-Threats-and-Regional-Challenges-The-ROK-U-S-Military-Alliance-in-2008-09-by-Bruce-E-Bechtol-Jr

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., “ROK-US Military Cooperation in the Post-9/11 Era: Challenges and Paradigms in the Age of Terrorism,” Pacific Focus, Vol. XXII, No. 2 (Fall 2007): 23-46. http://inhacis.com/zeroboard/data/back/1222317374/02_Bechtol.pdf

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., “Force Restructuring in the ROK-US Military Alliance: Challenges and Implications,” International Journal of Korean Studies, Vol. X, No. 2, (Fall/Winter 2006): 19-41. https://ciao-dev.cdrs.columbia.edu/catalog/13271

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., “The ROK-US Alliance During the Bush and Roh Administrations: Differing Perspectives for a Changing Strategic Environment,” International Journal of Korean Studies, Vol. IX, No. 2, (Fall/Winter 2005): 87-115. http://www.icks.org/publication/pdf_2005_f/4_Bechtol.pdf

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., “U.S.-North Korean Relations and the Bush Administration: The Political-Diplomatic Dimension of the Nuclear Confrontation, East Asian Review, Vol. 17, No. 4, (Winter 2005): 123-143. Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., “Civil-Military Relations in the Republic of Korea: Background and Implications,” Korea Observer, Vol. 36, No. 4,  (Winter 2005): 603-63. https://www.academia.edu/9644910/Civil-Military_Relations_in_the_Republic_of_Korea_Background_and_Implications

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., “The Future of U.S. Airpower on the Korean Peninsula,” Air and Space Power Journal, Volume XIX, No. 3, (Fall 2005): 219-238 http://www.ebookdb.org/reading/GD7BG13B28615C7018193069/Future-Of-U-S-Airpower-On-The-Korean-Peninsula

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., “Changing Realities and Paradigms in Social and Political Aspects of the Cold War: The Korean Conflict,” Korea Observer, Vol. 36, No. 2, (Summer 2005): 265-296. http://210.101.116.28/W_files/kiss61/1f300357_pv.pdf

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., “The Northern Limit Line Incident of 2002: Motivations and Implications,” Pacific Focus, Vol. 19, No. 2 (Fall 2004): 233-264. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1976-5118.2004.tb00191.x/full

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., “The Impact of North Korea’s WMD Programs on Regional Security and the ROK-U.S. Alliance,” International Journal of Korean Studies. Vol. VIII, No. 1, (Fall/Winter 2004): 135-155.https://www.ciaonet.org/catalog/13302

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., “North Korean Nuclear and Missile Issues and the ROK-U.S. Collaboration: An American Perspective,” Korea Observer. Vol. 35, No. 1, (Spring 2004): 41-62.

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., “Who is Stronger? A Comparative Analysis on the Readiness And Capabilities of the North and South Korean Militaries,” International Journal of Korean Unification Studies. Vol. 10 no. 2, (2001): 1-26. http://www.kinu.or.kr/eng/pub/pub_03_01.jsp?page=8&num=38&mode=view&field=&text=&order=&dir=&bid=DATA03&ses=&category=11

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., “The Role of Korean American Organizations in Influencing U.S. Policy,” Occasional Papers: The Journal of the Korean American Historical Society.  Vol. 4 (1998-99): 159-173. http://www.kahs.org/volume4.php

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr., “Peaceful Forces Moving Korea Towards Unification in the New Millennium,” Korean Quarterly. Vol. 3 no. 2 (Winter 1999): 15-17.