Japan's Nuke in the Basement
A Win for Obama’s Non-Proliferation Agenda
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  • Andrew Allison

    One can only hope that this post was written by an intern. Japan has, for obvious reasons, a horror of nuclear warfare and is an ally of the US. There was never any question that it would hand over it’s weapons-grade plutonium and highly enriched uranium to anybody else. To present this as “A Win for Obama’s Non-Proliferation Agenda” is, to say the least, a stretch. How about some discussion of its abject failure in Iran?

    • Corlyss

      I think it was written by Amy Carter, in a guest appearance. Whoever it was is a silly git.

  • Fat_Man

    Are they out of their minds? If I were in their position with China cussing at them and a feckless doofus in the White House, I would never think of giving away my ace the hole.

    • El Gringo

      700 pounds out of an estimated 35 tons of nuclear material isn’t going to make much of a difference. This move earns Japan brownie points and costs them virtually nothing.

  • Corlyss

    Great! The O-man can’t get our enemies to disarm but he can get our allies to disarm.

    • Jim__L

      That’s known as “soft power”.

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