John Bolton: Still Wrong About Nuclear Weapons

Everybody’s favorite former ambassador to the United Nations, John R. Bolton, is back with his second op-ed on nuclear policy in as many weeks (h/t Greg Scoblete).  This time, writing in the Washington Times, Ambassador Bolton frets that the Obama administration’s commitment to New START and the negative security guarantees made in the administration's Nuclear Posture Review are going to make American allies uneasy—despite all available evidence suggesting that they are not. %%anc%% if (1==1) {document.getElementById(“link140″).style.display=”none”;}

Apparently Ambassador Bolton is worried that reductions in America’s strategic nuclear arsenal and declarations in the 2010 Nuclear Posture Review that forgo nuclear . . .
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How Many U.S. Troops Are in South Korea?

This post is a guest contribution from H.A. For professional reasons, the writer is using a pseudonym.

The Pentagon is responsible for a few million people, so it’s understandable if they fail to account for some of those people some of the time. However, according to staff in the Statistical Information Analysis Division of the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC), the Department of Defense has refrained from publishing even an estimate in its quarterly 309A reports of how many military personnel are in South Korea due to “sensitive and political reasons.” As stated on its website, DMDC is “the . . .
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South Korea’s Nuclear Security Blanket

The Financial Times is reporting that the United States might redeploy tactical nuclear weapons—removed in 1991—to South Korea.  The White House has said that there is “no plan or intention” to return so-called “battlefield nukes” to Korea and that they are unnecessary for defending South Korea.  But according to the Times, Gary Samore, the White House advisor on preventing the spread of nuclear weapons, has suggested the administration might be open to the idea if it received a formal request from Seoul.

This is not the first time the idea of re-introducing tactical nuclear weapons to the . . .
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