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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 163-00
September 22, 2000

Report on the Military Situation on the Korean Peninsula

The FY2000 National Defense Authorization Act (Section 1233) directs the Secretary of Defense to submit a report on the security situation on the Korean Peninsula. This report provides an assessment of the warfighting capability of the Republic of Korea-U.S. Combined Forces Command when compared to the armed forces of North Korea. It also provides an assessment of the North Korean threat to the Republic of Korea. Finally, it examines the current status and future direction of North Korea's weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs.

The report is now available on line at http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Sep2000/korea09122000.html .