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nuclear, the elements has been developed. because they did not have any trust in the other countries, and they are armed with nuclear capability here they do not feel assured. i think it seems be a motivation. and also of course the development of the nuclear arms is very problematic, but if you look at the world situation or if you look at the relation of north korea with the rest of the world, the nuclear proliferation or technical proliferation -- >> we are leaving this briefing to go to the senate for a pro forma session. no legislative business is expected the presiding officer: the senate will come to order. the presiding officer: the
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clerk will read a communication to the senate. the clerk: washington, d.c., august 8, 2017. to the senate: under the provisions of rule 1, paragraph 3, of the standing rules of the senate, i hereby appoint the honorable john cornyn, a senator from the state of texas, to perform the duties of the chair. signed: orrin g. hatch, president pro tempore. the presiding officer: under the previous order, the senate stands adjourned until 3:30 p.m. stands adjourned until 3:30 p.m. >> lawmakers are meeting every three business days to prevent recess appointments. this would be happening now until labor day.
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if you look at the national sentiment, i would rather them go into the nuclear alliance with the united states is simpler, other types of deterrence seems to be called for by japan. and so maybe i think that is more clever option. >> military statesman really means -- [inaudible] thank you. two others want to wait in? >> i just think we should remember that this is not a new dilemma that has been faced. in the battle of cold war years when the united states had a huge military, the huge nuclear arsenal, soviet union had one, the countries that were caught in between adopted different forms of their own nuclear
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deterrent or reassurance. france and the uk decided that they wanted to have their own systems, and they develo develod them. germany, turkey, norway, of the countries decided that they would rely on the american deterrent, but it wasn't simply a declarative reliance. there were techniques such as thdual capable aircraft in which american weapons could be delivered aircraft flown by german or turkish or danish pilots. there was a stationing of american short arraigned systems for work. so there's a whole range of things that have been developed in order to reassure an ally that the united states nuclear umbrella extends over them without them developing weapons. and we actively had discussion
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with, in official channels with japan and the republic of korea. so i think your principle of our allies having nuclear reassurance is absolutely correct. and then i think it's up to the allies to decide where along the spectrum from having their own arsenal to a series of in measures, simply rely on american declarative policy, and as korea, north korea develops its capabilities and its delivery capability and weapons, i think this conversation will take place. agreement will be reached and the countries will still be secure. >> i want to make sure, try not to get in trouble when i say this, but i think and he goes back to what admiral blair said earlier, which is often times and certainly lately this is for trade is u.s. and north korea.
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and it has taken on a particular intensity because of the icbm potential, which is now much more real. but we focus on that, and what everybody sometimes we forget that south korea and japan are already under the threat envelope in terms of missile capability. there is sort of development of nuclear warhead, and that from an alliance standpoint we have a responsibility to include them in these discussions, and not almost de facto isolate them from the because were getting into this debate about us and north korea. we have responsibility. i've recognize that now that it's u.s. citizens that could be under the threat here very, very soon, but i think it's responsible for all leaders, american leaders in particular


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