SK NOT READY DEFENDING AGAINST NK
PEACE AGREEMENT WITH NK NO RECIPE FOR SK SECURITY
US-SK ALLIANCE REQUIREMENT FOR DEFENDING SK
SK PEOPLE UNAWARE REINFORCEMENTS COMING FROM JAPAN
KJU'S AMBITION UNIFYING THE PENINSULA ALIVE AND BREATHING
Washington, D.C. August 9, 2021 (ICAS) — An eighteenth 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, 57% of the respondents do not believe that SK people are sufficiently determined and willingly ready to fight and defend against NK in case of a contingency, while 41% believe positively.
78% of the respondents believe that a Peace Agreement with NK will not enhance the security of SK, whereas 28% believe so.
71% of the respondents believe that SK people are ready to co-exist with NK people peacefully and 25% believe otherwise.
70% of the respondents believe that the US-SK Alliance should be advocated ad infinitum in order to defend SK, while 20% disagreed.
29% of the respondents believe that SK should be able to take its full responsibility within 15 years for its own defense against NK.
|Withing 2 years||12%||53%||35%|
|Within 5 years||16%||51%||33%|
|Within 10 years||22%||37%||41%|
|Within 15 years||29%||33%||39%|
71% of the respondents do not believe that SK people are fully aware of reinforcements coming from Japan in a contingency with NK and only 27% believe so.
74% of the respondents believe that the US withdrawal from Afghanistan as part of the Peace Agreement between the US and Taliban may have a negative psychological impact on SK, while 25% believed otherwise.
84% of the respondents do not believe that KJU (Jong Un Kim) of NK has abandoned the seven decades-old strategies of subversion, coercion-extortion (blackmail diplomacy), and use of force to achieve a unification of the Korean Peninsula to ensure the survival of the Kim family regime.
86% of the respondents do not believe that KJU has abandoned the objective of splitting the US-SK Alliance, getting US forces off the peninsula, and conquering SK in support of that strategy, while 8% believe so.
76% of the respondents do not believe that the SK government is sufficiently prepared and adequately ready to "fight tonight,” whereas 20% believe so.
74% of the respondents believe that the Peace Agreement with Socialist North Vietnam in 1973 may have been a proximal cause of the collapse in 1975 of the Free South Vietnam, while 25% believe otherwise.
The survey was conducted from August 30, 2021 to September 15, 2021 via email with a moderate credibility interval. Supplemental graphic data are available on www.icasinc.org/strategy.html and www.icasinc.org/strategy/polling18.pptx
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