WASHINGTON'S NUCLEAR UMBRELLA OVER SK SECURITY NOT UNLIMITED
CHINA'S INFLUENCE ON NK NUKE ISSUES NO MORE THAN US OVER SK
KIM REGIME POLICY HURT NK PEOPLE MORE
NO MILITARY SOLUTION NO DIPLOMATIC SOLUTION TO THE KOREA CONFLICT
PRESIDENT MOON'S PARDONING MB LEE GH PARK JY LEE URGED
Washington, D.C. August 9, 2021 (ICAS) — A seventeenth new poll conducted by the Institute for Corean-American Studies (ICAS) continues to identify issues surrounding the Korean Peninsula from a national security standpoint of the U.S.
Conducted to an ICAS audience on the Hill, 83% of the respondents believe that Washington's extended nuclear deterrence capability over the SK security is not unlimited and 17% believe limitless.
50% of the respondents believe that China may have more influence over NK in solving NK nuke issue than the US may have over SK in defending SK.
44% of the respondents believe that SK does not have a plan to win a war with NK whereas 50% believe so.
87% of the respondents believe that Kim regime policy hurts the NK people more than the sanctions in place.
Whether President Moon ought to consider pardoning the two former Presidents, M B Lee and G H Park and a businessman J Y Lee, Chairman of Samsung Group, the responses were: M B Lee (58% yes, 19% no, 23% declined); G H Park (62% yes, 19% no, 19% declined); and J Y Lee (46% yes, 33% no, 21% declined).
67% of respondents believe a declaration of the end of the Korean War will not enhance the security of SK while 31% believe otherwise.
31% of the respondents do not believe that the Kim regime may have successfully developed a military deterrence capability in the Korean Peninsula. 64% believe so.
When asked whether there will be a just and durable military solution to settle the Korean conflict between SK and NK, 39% of the respondents believe affirmatively and 50% negatively. In the meantime, 50% of the respondents believe there will be a just and durable diplomatic solution to settle the Korean conflict, while 42% do not believe so.
31% of the respondents believe that the NK nuke issues would be solvable to the satisfaction of Washington. 67% replied negatively.
The survey was conducted from July 27, 2021 to August 7, 2021 via email with a moderate credibility interval. Supplemental graphic data are available on www.icasinc.org/strategy.html and www.icasinc.org/strategy/polling17.pptx
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