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South Korea Nuclear Chronology

This annotated chronology tracks news coverage of selected nuclear-related stories pertaining to South Korea for the years 1950 to 2003 and is no longer being regularly updated. Inclusion in this chronology does not necessarily indicate that a particular development is of direct or indirect proliferation significance. Some entries provide international or domestic context for technological development and national policymaking. Moreover, some entries may refer to developments with positive consequences for nonproliferation.

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This material is produced independently for NTI by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of and has not been independently verified by NTI or its directors, officers, employees, or agents.

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An annotated chronology of nuclear-related developments in South Korea.

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