Ex-U.S. commander calls for reassessing ‘extended deterrence’ against N.K.

Yonhap News Agency
January 27, 2016

An op-ed by Sasakawa USA’s Admiral Dennis C. Blair and Lt. Gen. Masayuki Hironaka (Ret.) is gaining wider attention throughout South Korea after inspiring an article published January 25 by Chang Jae-soon of Yonhap News Agency.

The commentary, titled “The North Korean Nuclear Test and the US-Japan Alliance,” originally was published in The Diplomat on January 24 and includes Blair and Hironaka’s recommendation that the “United States, South Korea and Japan should reassess whether American “extended deterrence” is still strong enough to counter growing nuclear threats from North Korea.”

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