June 10, 2014

Why Vietnam Will Be the Next Nuclear State

Andrew Peek, Fiscal Times

The Associated Press

Acquiring a nuclear capability wouldn’t immediately put Vietnam on the same footing as China, no more than North Korea is with the United States. However, it would guarantee the regime’s survival from external threats, and give Beijing pause when it feels like playing border games.

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TAGGED: Nuclear Weapons, Asia, China, Vietnam


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