Sunday, March 5, 2017

U.S. Considering Redeploying Nuclear Tactical Weapons To South Korea

Arirang: U.S. could redeploy tactical nuclear weapons to S. Korea: NYT

The New York Times reported over the weekend that President Trump has been discussing the possibility of re-deploying tactical nuclear weapons to South Korea for the first time in 26 years, with the aim of sending a "dramatic" warning to North Korea.

Unlike strategic nuclear weapons such as intercontinental ballistic missiles, tactical nuclear weapons usually have a small yield of under 20 kilotons.

However, these weapons pose a big threat to an opponent as they can be delivered by field artillery, small bombs and missiles.

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Update: Possibility of US redeploying tactical nukes in South Korea fuels fresh controversy (Korea Herald)

WNU Editor: I personally doubt that the U.S. will redeploy tactical nuclear weapons to South Korea in the near future. The South Korean government is in a current state of turmoil over a corruption scandal .... having a debate on redeploying nuclear weapons is something that I doubt the government wants to be embroiled in right now. What I do expect will be deployed .... and quickly .... is this .... South Korea acting president calls for swift deployment of U.S. anti-missile system (Reuters)

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