U.S. weighed giving Japan nuclear weapons in 1950s

Jan 23, 2015

U.S. weighed giving Japan nuclear weapons in 1950s

by Masakatsu Ota

Top U.S. military officials considered giving the Self-Defense Forces atomic weapons in the 1950s under an arrangement similar to NATO’s “nuclear-sharing” deal, declassified documents from the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff revealed Friday. In February 1958, the Joint Chiefs decided its “position,” saying: “The ...

Obama to target rich in State of the Union

Jan 18, 2015

Obama to target rich in State of the Union

U.S. President Barack Obama will speak to the nation Tuesday in a State of the Union address that comes as he readies to lock horns with ascendant Republicans. The annual speech, the most important in the U.S. political calendar, will come exactly two years ...

Korean troops take part in exercises

Jan 16, 2015

Korean troops take part in exercises

Winter drills on either side of the demilitarized zone underscore the fragility of a potential thaw between North Korea and South Korea after Kim Jong Un raised the possibility of a summit. In a snowy valley 150 km (93 miles) east of Seoul, South ...

Jan 10, 2015

North Korea hints at nuclear test moratorium

North Korea has told the United States that it’s willing to impose a temporary moratorium on nuclear tests if Washington scraps planned military drills with South Korea this year, the North’s official news agency said Saturday. The reported proposal comes at a time of ...

Jan 6, 2015

North makes 'significant' progress on mininuke

South Korea’s Defense Ministry said Tuesday that North Korea appeared to have achieved a “significant” level of technology to miniaturize a nuclear device to be fitted on the tip of a missile. The ministry made the warning in a white paper set to be ...