Why U.S. Nuclear Weapons in South Korea Are Not a Good Idea

May 20th, 2012
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Last week, the United States House Armed Services Committee adopted an amendment to the fiscal year 2013 national defence authorization bill calling for an examination of the re-deployment of US tactical nuclear weapons (TNW) in South Korea.  Specifically, the amendment called upon the Obama administration to submit a report on the feasibility of re-introducing tactical

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Andrew J. Futter

Dr Andrew Futter is a Lecturer in International Politics at the University of Leicester, UK. [email protected]

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  • newageman

    Dr. Futter is quite right on the issue, but do we really know
    whether US withdrew all its TNWs from South Korea in fact?

    Bush I claimed he withdrew them in 1991, but there has been no inspection & verification of it by any Korean or international body.

    As NK claims, the US TNWs may be still in SK.

  • newageman

    Dr. Futter is quite right on the issue, but do we really know
    whether US withdrew all its TNWs from South Korea in fact?

    Bush I claimed he withdrew them in 1991, but there has been no inspection & verification of it by any Korean or international body.

    As NK claims, the US TNWs may be still in SK.