US extended deterrence in NATO and North-East Asia
Yost, David S.
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Some observers have recently argued that the withdrawal of the remaining U.S. nuclear weapons in Europe would send a powerful signal in support of nonproliferation and promote the “global zero” agenda of abolishing nuclear weapons. The deployment of U.S. nuclear weapons in Europe has been a central element of NATO’s nuclear deterrent posture since the 1950s, and proposals for their removal have raised questions about U.S. extended deterrence on a level not seen since the “dual track” controversy of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Indeed, some “global zero” advocates have singled out U.S. extended deterrence commitments worldwide as an obstacle to the fulfillment of the abolitionist goal. For example, according to Barry Blechman, “extended deterrence is a concept that served a vital purpose during the Cold War, but whose time has come – and gone.”
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