Arms Control in Asia by Gerald Segal (eds.)

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Daily Yomiuri, 25 Oct. 1985. 29. Der Spiegel, 3 June 1985 p. 16. SWB FE/8160/A2/l, 18 Jan. 1986. Neue Zuercher Zeitung, 21 Jan. 1986, TASS, 15 Jan. 1986. 30. For Japanese views on the Tomahawk see 'Japan Views the Tomahawk Deployment', Asian Defence Journal, 10/1984; 'Tomahoku to Nihon no boei', Seiron, Defense Information no. 11, Nov. 1984. 31. L. Freedman, 'Strategic Arms Control at Sea', Naval Forces, no. III/1985, vol. VI, pp. 30-6. 32. Michael Nacht, 'The Bad, the Dull, and the Empty: Multilateral Arms Control and the Soviet Union' in Edward Luck (ed).

In terms of China's defence culture, strength was a prerequisite for peace. Nevertheless, China's concern about the Soviet nuclear threat remains evident. 7 For example, in most of the post-Mao period when Soviet SS-20s were deployed against China, Beijing remained silent about whether they posed a threat to China. At the same time Beijing argued that they posed a serious threat to NAT0. 8 But in May 1983 China broke its official silence and cited the SS-20 as a threat to China, 9 and added the SS-20 to the list of Soviet military power threatening China that should be limited in a Sino-Soviet arms control agreement.

45. 7. Kenneth G. -Feb. 1985, pp. 37-52. 8. SWB FE/8H1/i, 18 Nov. 1985. 9. International Herald Tribune, 30 July 1985. 10. Jane's Defence Weekly, 28 Sept. 1985. 11. International Herald Tribune, 20 Dec. 1984. See also the report in the International Herald Tribune, 5 Apr. 1985 and the Washington Post, 12 Apr. 1985 and 18 Apr. 1985 on the largest Soviet naval task force to appear near Japan in five years to stage the largest exercise ever held by the USSR in the Pacific, ever. 12. William M. Arkin, 'Provocations at Sea', Bulletin ofAtomic Scientists, Nov.

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