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  1. First strike

    Posted Aug 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I think the perfect way to end the nuclear stand-off is for the US and its allies to invade North Korea and change the regime before it deploys nuclear weapons. North Korea has already developed nuclear weapons, thanks to US stupidity for wasting time on Iraq. But although North Korea has nuclear weapons there is still time for the US plus South Korea and Japan to strike before ...

  2. N Korea condemned for nuclear tests

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the opposition Democratic Party of Japan. In the wake of North Korea's nuclear tests, the promise of a first-strike capability or even a nuclear deterrent could well have that effect. This would ... North Korea's nuclear test and firing of at least five short-range missiles were carried out in the name of self-defence. It is difficult to know if this is the true reason or whether ...

  3. Beijing's hour of nuclear judgment

    Posted Oct 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... contemplated preventive strikes to destroy Beijing's nascent programmes. After detonating its first nuclear bomb in October 1964, China achieved the capability to produce hydrogen bombs in 1967 ... doctrine of minimum deterrence, relying on a small number of nuclear weapons to deliver punitive, countervalue responses to an adversary's first strike. Today, China has the third-largest ...

  4. Seoul sceptical of nuclear 'deal'

    Posted Mar 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Andrew Salmon in Seoul While the world hails an apparent breakthrough in talks- brokered between Washington and Pyongyang in Beijing- regarding North Korea's nuclear plans, experts ... that in return for 240,000 tonnes of American food aid, Pyongyang would suspend nuclear tests, long-range missile launches and enrichment of uranium, and would also allow back international nuclear ...

  5. Nuclear horror

    Posted Sep 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letter headlined 'First strike' (August 29). Alex Ng believes a US and allied invasion of North Korea is the perfect way to end the nuclear stand-off. What if Pyongyang is capable of using its nuclear weapons? It is foolish to bet on it. It is likely a nuclear war would break out. Millions of people would die and the pollutants caused by the war would ...

  6. North Korea's mobile nuclear missile threat

    Posted Mar 07th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Korean regime were able to achieve this feat, it would give Pyongyang a more credible nuclear-strike capability- a step that would deeply alarm Japan and South Korea. It would also hasten moves, ... at the same time. It is these smaller, shorter-range missiles that have now become the focus of US concern about North Korea's nuclear-strike capability. Unlike the long-range Taepodong 2, which ...

  7. PLA completes checks on nuclear facilities

    Posted Apr 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ed Zhang The People's Liberation Army has completed emergency check-ups on all the nation's military nuclear facilities in the wake of Japan's crisis, senior officers said in Beijing yesterday. Defence Ministry spokesman Senior Colonel Geng Yansheng said the PLA's newly established nuclear crisis control unit was ready to tackle any nuclear danger. The comments ...

  8. India's missile test raises the stakes

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... India's successful test of a missile capable of nuclear strikes on Beijing and Shanghai and deep into Europe has hardly raised pulses anywhere- except in India, which increasingly ... treaty for nuclear powers. Its claim of de facto legitimacy for its nuclear arsenal was boosted by a nuclear co-operation deal with the United States four years ago. Noting India's disregard ...

  9. The game of nuclear catch-up

    Posted Jun 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... more in reserve. China has fewer than 400. The US and Russia can strike targets in any part of the world by using an impressive array of nuclear-armed ballistic missiles, submarines ... on submarines hidden at sea and mobile platforms moving from place to place on land, will give China what it has long lacked- the assurance of being able to strike back even if it is hit by nuclear ...

  10. Bush policy a dangerous strike against diplomacy

    Posted Mar 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The reaffirmation this week by US President George W. Bush of his pre-emptive strike policy is a cause for concern. Since becoming part of his security strategy after the September 11 ... strike policy. But this, regrettably, is not the case. As the policy unravels in Iraq, it is worth recalling a high-level American view of the lessons to be learned for US security from ...




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