A Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) interceptor is test-launched from a location in Alaska in this July 30 file photo. Photo: Reuters A Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) interceptor is test-launched from a location in Alaska in this July 30 file photo. Photo: Reuters
A Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) interceptor is test-launched from a location in Alaska in this July 30 file photo. Photo: Reuters

Let Japan develop nuclear weapons to lessen North Korea threat, former US Navy commander says

The suggestion of a nuclear-armed Japan would prompt China to restrain Pyongyang, said John Bird, a former US Navy commander in the Pacific

Topic |   North Korea nuclear crisis
A Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) interceptor is test-launched from a location in Alaska in this July 30 file photo. Photo: Reuters A Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) interceptor is test-launched from a location in Alaska in this July 30 file photo. Photo: Reuters
A Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) interceptor is test-launched from a location in Alaska in this July 30 file photo. Photo: Reuters
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