The tension between the U.S and North Korea has risen recently

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May 4, 2017 01:09 North Korea U.S
The tension between the U.S and North Korea has risen recently. The U.S government sent their carrier to near North Korea and North Korea declared that they continue to develop nuclear weapons. They fired some missiles to Japan sea, though they failed. The U.S president Donald Trump said that he has all options including war, so it seems more likely that the war between the U.S and North Korea will break out.

In this situation, I am interested in Hashimoto's opinion. Hashimoto is one-time Osaka governor. He said that we must think which situation it will claim the victims of general people in South Korea and Japan more, when they go to war to stop their developing nuclear weapons or when North Korea has them. He said "This is the view of executors". If the war begin, there may be many victims of missiles which North Korea fired on in South Korea an Japan. On the other hand, if North Korea has nuclear weapons, it doesn't claim the victims soon. He think that North Korea may have them for that reason. In contrast, we Japanese should strengthen our defense capability like having nuclear weapons and a ability of destroying enemy's area.

I almost agree with him, but have a fear. When North Korea has nuclear weapons, if they are given to terrorist, try to imagine how the world would be. It must be a terrible situation. We must think how we stop being this situation.
米国と北朝鮮の緊張がここ数日強まっている。米国は空母を北朝鮮付近に展開させ、北朝鮮は核開発を続けると宣言し、失敗には終わったがミサイルを数発発射した。トランプ大統領は、武力行使を含むすべての可能性に言及し、米朝の戦争への懸念も強まっている。

そんな中、橋下氏の意見が私の興味をそそった。彼は、北朝鮮が核を持つことと、実際にそれを阻止するために米朝が戦争した時に、どちらが日本、韓国の市民に影響が出るかの視点でこの状況を見なければならないと述べている。彼が言うところの実行者としての視点だ。彼の主張は、米朝の戦争が始まれば、北朝鮮は韓国や日本をミサイルで攻撃し、韓国や日本に多大な犠牲者が出る可能性がある。一方、北朝鮮が核を持っても直ちに犠牲者が出るということはない。北朝鮮に核を持たせてもいいのではないか、そして、日本も抑止力として核ヘッジを考え、敵地攻撃能力を持つなど防衛力を強化すればいいということだ。

 概ね賛成だが、北朝鮮が核を持った場合に、その核がテロリストにわたる危険性を考えた場合、そうなった場合の世界に対する脅威はものすごいものとなる。これをどう防ぐのかも考えなければいけないことだろう。
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