Credible nuclear deterrence for Japan
Rasmussen, David C.
Wirtz, James J.
Olsen, Edward A.
MetadataShow full item record
The credibility of the U.S. nuclear deterrent extended to Japan has decreased in recent years due to the declining role of nuclear weapons in U.S. strategy. The U.S. nuclear guarantee is an important element of Japan's security strategy, and the United States should maintain it. To reassure Japan of U.S. nuclear commitments without provoking domestic Japanese opposition or potential adversaries, the United States should improve the perception of its resolve to defend Japan with nuclear weapons while continuing to pursue ballistic missile defenses and modest nuclear arms reductions. This will strengthen U.S. Japan alliance bonds, reduce the likelihood of nuclear proliferation, and reduce the threat of nuclear attack against Japan and U.S. forces based in Japan.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Arbuckle, Larry J. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2008-06);The state of the world is such that the pace of nuclear weapons proliferation appears to be increasing. The growing number of nuclear states and amount of nuclear material available poses a great challenge to those that ...
Womack, Seth M. (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2014-09);This thesis examines the roles of the U.S. Army in America’s nuclear undertakings. Since 1942, when the Army took responsibility for managing the Manhattan Project, the Army has made many important contributions to America’s ...
Preczewski, Michael W. (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2016-09);This thesis explores the relative value that norms have on U.S. nuclear policies, particularly on their constraining effect on nuclear weapon use and possession. Contemporary academic literature explores how norms constrain ...