Chosun Ilbo translator Robert Koehler on a review of a book that suggests South Korean and Japanese nuclearization...
The Marmot's Hole - Are Japanese and S. Korean nukes the answer to the N. Korean nuclear issue?
"My first impression here is that neither a nuclear-armed South Korea nor nuclear-armed Japan would encourage North Korea to rethink its nuclear program. After all, the one Pyongyang is currently working on is being developed, ostensibly, with the objective of confronting the United States, the world's largest nuclear state. Nuclear parity is apparently NOT a consideration in North Korean strategic planning. What the threat of South Korean or Japanese nuclear development MIGHT do, however, is light a fire under Beijing's ass to take Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions a bit more seriously. As Charles Krauthammer pointed out, 'If our nightmare is a nuclear North Korea, China's is a nuclear Japan. It's time to share the nightmares.'"