A poll cited in a USA Today article reported that “About 70% of South Koreans say their country should develop a nuclear deterrent.” This is a remarkable development considering that South Koreans have not wanted nuclear weapons within their nation in the past, and the USA had to remove its nuclear weapons from South Korea years ago due to political pressures within South Korea.
This dramatic turn-around in South Koreans’ views should hardly be surprising, given North Korea’s nuclear weapons program and the grave dangers that program poses to South Koreans’ lives and national security. As a stop-gap measure, the South Korean Defense Ministry is considering asking the USA to position US tactical nuclear weapons in South Korea as a deterrent to a North Korean attack. Political obstacles to implementing such a program remain, but the fact that it is being considered at the top levels of the South Korean government indicate how serious South Korean fears are increasing over North Korea’s nuclear program and the unpredictability of the North Korean regime.
See the links below for a discussion of the above topics.
South Korea’s prophesied future (and the prophesied futures for many Pacific Rim nations) in the latter days is included in my article, What Ezekiel 38-39 Reveals about a Future World War III, and Japan’s Role in Biblical Prophecy. Some readers may not realize that only some of my articles on biblical/prophetic topics are listed on my homepage. Other articles on a variety of topics are available via the “articles” tab at the top of my homepage. I invite readers to go to that link and see if there are other articles that interest you.