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dc.contributor.advisorWirtz, James J.
dc.contributor.advisorOlsen, Edward A.
dc.contributor.authorRasmussen, David C.
dc.dateMarch, 2000
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-09T19:29:00Z
dc.date.available2012-08-09T19:29:00Z
dc.date.issued2000-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA378257
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/9375
dc.description.abstractThe 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.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/crediblenucleard109459375
dc.format.extentxvi, 82 p.;28 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsApproved for public release, distribution unlimited.en_US
dc.titleCredible nuclear deterrence for Japanen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.serviceU.S. Army (USA) authoren_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A. in National Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineNational Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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