Donald Trump is once again causing consternation among world leaders. His remarks about South Korea and Japan developing nuclear weapons have set off a minor firestorm. “It would be catastrophic were the United States to shift its position and indicate that we support somehow the proliferation of nuclear weapons to additional countries,” argued deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes.
What would be catastrophic is American involvement in a nuclear war as a result of its defense commitment to another nation, especially on behalf of one that can defend itself. Indeed, Rhodes praised the fact that “Japan and the Republic of …read more
Source: Cato Institute