…There’s widespread debate in Japan about whether the country should go nuclear – either by developing its own arsenal, or sharing such weapons with the US under a “dual key” arrangement, popularly known as “rent-a-nukes,” to counter the growing threat from North Korea.

Rather than fussing with the technology and cost of developing its own missiles and warheads, some say it’s far more sensible for Japan to negotiate a nuclear-sharing option with Washington…

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7 Responses to Rent-a-nuke

  1. bill says:

    What could go wrong here? Hmmm.

  2. bogsidebunny says:

    Yea, I can see the big red letters on the Main body of the ICBM: “AVIS”!

  3. fjord says:

    Japan has even worse debt to GDP ratio than the US does.

    and they can’t even blame it on the military industrial complex spending

  4. John Deaux says:

    Hell, if we lived closer we could go in on one, neighborhood watch kinda thing

  5. Sabre22 says:

    We did this with West Germany and Korea until 1989. We kept custody of the warheads and the host country had the launcher and the main body of the missile. Look up lance missiles on the net

  6. Dan says:

    Anyone who thinks the Japs don’t have EVERYTHING they need to assemble and deploy nuclear weapons sitting in storage waiting for word to be assembled is an idiot. They have all the tools, tech and knowledge required and have had it for decades. The only reason they have the part but haven’t assemble them is their Constitution and the umbrella of US protection. If necessary Japan could be a functioning nuclear force by Christmas.

  7. Bacon says:

    I don’t buy it for a second. Japan has plenty of top quality rocket engineers. Japan has a fully developed nuclear infrastructure. And Japanese know how to keep silent. I have little doubt that they already have no need to rent, other than perhaps to “save face”.

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