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To: Tailgunner Joe
If Japan has any sense they will start a nuclear program of defense. Japan has the nuclear umbrella of the United States for protection. At this point in time under President Obama I do not think the mutual defense pact between the United States and Japan will protect Japan.

France and The United Kingdom also have nuclear deterrents. Their deterrents are not sufficient to defeat an attack by Russia. However, their nuclear forces are sufficient to make such an attack to costly to even contemplate.

Although France and the United Kingdom are also under the nuclear umbrella of the United States, they are wise to have their small but potent nuclear arsenals. I would hope that Japan is equally wise.

4 posted on 08/01/2012 8:34:08 PM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: cpdiii

It’s been said and it’s been read that the only thing keeping the Japanese from developing a nuclear weapon is joining the sides of the same room.


6 posted on 08/01/2012 8:46:54 PM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: cpdiii
At this point in time under President Obama I do not think the mutual defense pact between the United States and Japan will protect Japan.

Under Obama, the Russians could launch a massive surprise nuclear attack on the Continental US, and I have much doubts that Obama would retaliate in kind.

12 posted on 08/01/2012 10:46:57 PM PDT by Red Steel
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