Nuclear Weapons Sharing Trends in East Asia
Widespread nuclear sharing today appears to be becoming increasingly likely as tensions in Europe and East Asia continue to rise, with the term referring to a concept and system created by NATO members allowing countries to host their allies’ nuclear weapons on their territory, train to use these weapons, and field suitable delivery vehicles to conduct nuclear strikes. This is done with an intention that in the case of war, nuclear warheads can be used near immediately. However, no nation has detonated any nuclear weapon in conflict since 1945, so no one knows if it would actually work. The 20th century witnessed more than 2,000 nuclear tests, the vast majority carried out by the US and the Soviet Union. And while these did prove the countries' nuclear capabilities, they don't guarantee that avalanche missiles or some other delivery system would work today.