A South Korean soldier uses an anti-drone gun (left) during an anti-terror drill on the sidelines of the joint South Korea-US Ulchi Freedom Shield military exercises, at the Seoul Metro headquarters on August 24, 2022. Photo: AFP
A South Korean soldier uses an anti-drone gun (left) during an anti-terror drill on the sidelines of the joint South Korea-US Ulchi Freedom Shield military exercises, at the Seoul Metro headquarters on August 24, 2022. Photo: AFP
Gabriela Bernal
Opinion

Opinion

Gabriela Bernal

Why South Korea should not go down the nuclear weapons route

  • The South Korean president has raised the possibility of the country acquiring nuclear weapons if the security situation on the peninsula continues to deteriorate
  • However, this would lose Seoul the moral high ground, leaving only military options on the table, and rapidly change the regional security dynamic

A South Korean soldier uses an anti-drone gun (left) during an anti-terror drill on the sidelines of the joint South Korea-US Ulchi Freedom Shield military exercises, at the Seoul Metro headquarters on August 24, 2022. Photo: AFP
A South Korean soldier uses an anti-drone gun (left) during an anti-terror drill on the sidelines of the joint South Korea-US Ulchi Freedom Shield military exercises, at the Seoul Metro headquarters on August 24, 2022. Photo: AFP
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