South Koreans eye nuclear arsenal, raising regional concerns

3 months ago
South Koreans eye nuclear arsenal, raising regional concerns

With dozens of nukes in North Korea’s burgeoning arsenal, repeated threats to launch them at its enemies, a growing number of South Koreans are losing faith in America’s vow to back its longtime ally.

The fear is this: That a US president would hesitate to use nuclear weapons to defend the South from a North Korean attack.

Frequent polls show a strong majority of South Koreans
between 70 percent and 80 percent in some surveys support their nation acquiring atomic weapons or urging Washington to bring back the tactical nuclear weapons it removed from the South in the early 1990s.

South Korean support for nuclear bombs can also be linked to North Korea’s extraordinary weapons advancements and to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Phots by AP

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