[KS] Nuclear Weapons in East Asia

Ruediger Frank ruediger.frank at univie.ac.at
Wed Jan 25 03:00:55 EST 2012

Dear all,
since we had a short discussion on South Korea and nukes, you might be interested in this recently declassified document:
Here is a short description: 
This 1978 report by Bryan Jack is the second volume of a three part report that considers the possible role of nuclear weapons that might be possessed by new nuclear powers in three key regions-the Arabian Sea, Northeast Asia and the South China Sea. This volume focuses on China, Korea and Japan and the particular circumstances facing each country, including: what might influence the decision to acquire nuclear weapons, the kind of weapons systems that might be acquired, possible types of weapons deployment both for deterrence or actual use, the impact on regional security of weapons acquisition and the policies that might be adopted by states in the region and by the United States to deter acquisition or to mitigate the consequences if acquired.
Rudiger Frank

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Rudiger Frank
Chair of East Asian Economy and Society
Secretary, Association for Korean Studies in Europe
Deputy Head, Department of East Asian Studies
University of Vienna
Department of East Asian Studies
Spitalgasse 2 Hof 2.3
1090 Vienna
- Austria -

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