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Reagan and the Case for Tactical Nukes in South Korea

The Diplomat
November 2, 2017
By Joseph Bosco

To resolve the problem of North Koreaís nuclear weapons, President Donald Trump should take a page from the book of Ronald Reagan, learning from when that president confronted a similarly fraught situation at the height of the Cold War. First, some background. The Soviet Union and its puppet East European Communist regimes wielded a massive conventional arms and manpower advantage over the combined resources of Western countries in the NATO alliance. But tactical battlefield nuclear weapons fielded by the United States, France, and Great Britain offset the Warsaw Pactís conventional edge and achieved a rough strategic balance on the European continent.
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