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|As Japan looks for a quick, resolute response to North Korea's growing missile threat, some defense policy makers in Tokyo say it may be time to reconsider non-nuclear pledges and invite U.S. nuclear weapons on to its soil.
Japan, the only country to suffer nuclear attack, upholds three non-nuclear principles that commit it not to possess#1# manufacture or allow nuclear weapons on to its territory that were adopted five decades ago.
"Perhaps it's time for our three principles to become two," a senior defense policy maker told Reuters, suggesting nuclear weapons be allowed into Japan. He asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the issue.
On Sunday, North Korea tested a nuclear device that had a yield estimated at ten times that of the atom bomb dropped by the United States on Hiroshima in 1945.
A simple way to do this could be for a nuclear-armed U.S. submarine to operate from one of the U.S. Navy bases in Japan#2# he said, a move bound to infuriate China.
Former Japanese defense minister Shigeru Ishiba stoked controversy on Wednesday by questioning whether Japan can expect protection under the U.S. nuclear umbrella while maintaining its non-nuclear principles.
In his election campaign last year, Donald Trump chided Japan and South Korea for not contributing enough to their defenses. On Tuesday, the president said he was ready to sell Seoul billions of dollars in weapons and scrap a limit on the size of warheads the Washington would supply.
"We don't have any plan to begin discussing the three non-nuclear principles#3#" Japan Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters when asked to respond to Ishiba's comment.
Allowing the U.S. military to deploy nuclear weapons on Japanese territory would pose a grave political risk for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, particularly amid an influence-peddling scandal that has hit his popularity ratings.
Any move toward relaxing the non-nuclear principles, however, is unlikely to lead to a home-made atomic bomb#4# despite Japan's technical abilities, say experts.
"Tokyo has the civilian nuclear program, fissile materials and the weaponisation technology necessary. It could probably develop a small arsenal of nuclear devices within a year if there was motivation to do so," said Emily Chorley#5# a nuclear weapons expert at IHS Janes.
But doing so would force Japan to renege on its non-proliferation commitments and could severely damage Washington's alliances and position of strength in Asia.
"This would signal that the Japanese no longer have confidence in U.S. extended deterrence," said a former senior U.S. military commander who asked not to be identified because he is not authorized to talk to the media.
"That would essentially mean that they no longer have confidence in the alliance."
LUSAKA, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Tuesday said his government is committed to equipping the country's defense forces with modern equipment to enable them address new security challenges.
He said the need for modern defense systems could not be overemphasized in view of the country's growing economy, coupled with huge investments from local and foreign investors.
The Zambian leader#6# who made the remarks when he officially opened the L-15 Simulator Training Center for the Zambia Air Force, said the country needs to move with the rest of the world in the provision of security.
The state-of-the-art-technology Simulator Training Center has been established with the assistance of the China National Aero-Technology Import and Export Corporation (CATIC), the president said.
He commended the Chinese firm for being a committed partner to government in modernizing the country's security and defense wings.
The Chinese firm also helped the Zambia Air Force in constructing a state-of-the-art L-15 hangar.
The construction of the Simulator Training Center was aimed at training the pilots' flying skills through cost-effective, safe and realistic training methods on highly computerized and technologically advanced L-15 Fighter Ground Attack Aircraft#7# the Zambian leader said.
"Indeed, this cost-effective facility is progressive and it enhances the safety of our pilots and aircraft, thereby reducing expenditure on unnecessary procurement of aircraft," he said.
Eric Chimese#8# Commander of the Zambia Air Force, said on the same occasion that the opening of the Simulator Training Center redefines and opens a new chapter in flying training of fighter pilots in the air force.
The computer-based ground training systems in aviation have played a major role in building pilots' skills and confidence by providing cost-effective ways of training, he said.
According to Li Houding, CATIC's regional chief#9# the L-15 Simulator Training Center is the most advanced in Africa and will enable the Zambia Air Force to build up a cohort of well-trained pilots.
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