The United States will propose the re-deployment of tactical nuclear weapons in the Western Pacific
According to the United States, “Foreign Policy” magazine, the dissatisfaction with North Korea to continue nuclear weapons and missile development programs, the U.S. Congress House Armed Services Committee recently passed an amendment to the re-deployment of tactical nuclear weapons in the Western Pacific.
on the 9th of this month, the U.S. Congress House Armed Services Committee on the 2013 defense budget debate, the Arizona Republican Congressman Trent Franks, to propose an amendment. The amendment expressed their support for action to deploy more conventional forces and re-deployment of tactical nuclear weapons “in the Western Pacific, the amendment instructed the U.S. Secretary of State Clinton and Secretary of Defense Panetta on the feasibility of deploying cutting-edge tactical nuclear weapons in that region again and logistical support to submit a report in response to North Korea’s ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons development and other North Korea against U.S. allies aggressive action “. The amendment was eventually passed 32 votes to 26 votes vote results.
in 1991, in the context of the Cold War ended, as the withdrawal of part of the deployment in the global efforts of tactical nuclear weapons, senior Bush administration withdrew tactical nuclear weapons deployed in South Korea. Prior to this, the U.S. tactical nuclear weapons deployed in South Korea as long as 33 years. With the development of tensions on the Korean Peninsula, Korean politics in recent years, there have been demands that the U.S. re-deploy tactical nuclear weapons in South Korea to deal with North Korea a “threat”.
early 2011, officials of the White House in charge of weapons of mass destruction, Gary Samore told a South Korean, told reporters that the United States is willing to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in South Korea. But the White House immediately corrected himself, saying the United States did not consider re-deployment of tactical nuclear weapons in South Korea. When he was White House National Security Council deputy spokesman Robert Johnson said the United States strong support for the denuclearization of Korean Peninsula policy. The United States has no intention to change this policy. South Korea without the use of tactical nuclear weapons for defense, the United States has no plans or intentions to re-deployment of tactical nuclear weapons in South Korea. (People in Washington, May 12 reporters Wen Xian)
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