Masakatsu Ota

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

National / History Jan 23, 2015

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

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 United ...