U.S. Plans to Retire Unnecessary Nuclear Weapons in Asia
A news report from Japanese press sources indicates that the U.S. has informally told Japan that it plans to retire the nuclear-armed Tomahawk cruise missile from the Pacific region. The Japanese government is in agreement with the plan.
The report also indicates that this decision, one that directly counters a pitch in a recent Congressional Commission on U.S. Strategic Posture, will be explicitly mentioned in the upcoming Nuclear Posture Review. This is good news for a positive nuclear security policy, an encouraging development for our shared nuclear agenda, and a clear and tangible example of concrete steps that must be taken to get us down the road toward zero.
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