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Donald Trump and US Nuclear Policy in East Asia

Geopolitical Monitor
February 5, 2017
By Markus Wauran

There were so many controversial statements made by Donald Trump during the US presidential race, which made many underestimate Trumpís chances of victory. One of these controversial statements came during an exclusive interview with the New York Times on March 20, 2016. Trump said if he were elected US president, he would be open to Japan and South Korea producing their own nuclear deterrents, and that they should not always be depending on the US military to protect them from North Korea and China. The US military would not be able to protect Japan and South Korea for a long period of time. He argued that the United States cannot always be the policemen of the world.
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