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In Japan, Tough Talk About Preemptive Capability

June 24, 2018
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TOKYO, July 11 — In their toughest comments to date on North Korea’s missile tests, Japanese officials on Monday called for a debate on whether Japan should pursue military capabilities that would enable preemptive strikes at North Korean missile bases. Japan currently does not possess such… (Washington Post — 25 minutes ago)
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President Bush and South Korean President Roh Moo Hyun agreed yesterday to work together to restart stalled six-party nuclear talks with North Korea, but they skated over their deep differences in how to deal with the isolated Stalinist government in Pyongyang. (Washington Post — 28 minutes ago)
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TOKYO, Oct. 3 — North Korea declared Tuesday that it would conduct a nuclear test to bolster its defenses against the United States, raising tensions in the region and marking the communist government’s first unambiguous pledge to prove it has become a nuclear power. (Washington Post — 29 minutes ago)
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North Korea’s announcement yesterday that it will conduct a nuclear test came just as the United States, along with South Korea, was launching a new effort to persuade the government in Pyongyang to return to long-stalled disarmament talks. (Washington Post — 29 minutes ago)
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Rice says nuclear test would be “very provocative act.” Japan’s Abe to meet with China, S. Korea. (Washington Post — 4 hours ago)
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Foreign Affairs Minister Alexander Downer says Australia will have to think through whether it wants to continue diplomatic relations with North Korea if the country goes ahead with a nuclear test (ABC News — 8 hours ago)
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North Korea’s neighbors rushed on Wednesday to forge a common front following Pyongyang’s threat of a nuclear test, announcing a series of summits over the next week to coordinate policy and soothe frayed relations. (International Herald Tribune — 9 hours ago)
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Nation has already said it possesses bombs, but a test detonation would be a provocative move with potentially significant consequences. (Washington Post — 15 hours ago)
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North Korea is to conduct a nuclear test “in the future”, the country’s foreign ministry says in a statement. (BBC News — 4 October, 2006)
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North Korea says it would be compelled to carry out a nuclear weapons test in future due to threats and sanctions from the United States The official KCNA news agency reported no date or time was (ABC News — 3 October, 2006)
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North Korea said Tuesday that it will conduct a nuclear test as part of measures to bolster its self-defense amid what it calls increasing U.S. hostility toward the communist regime. (CNN — 3 October, 2006)
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