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US nuclear umbrella in Asia is non-negotiable: Top official

Assistant defense secretary affirms commitment to shielding Japan and South Korea

U.S. Assistant Defense Secretary Randall Schriver speaks at the Asia-Pacific Geo-Economic Strategy Forum on April 30. (Photo by Akira Kodaka)

STANFORD, U.S. -- The U.S. will not negotiate on its nuclear umbrella over Japan and South Korea in future talks with North Korea, a high-ranking Pentagon official says.

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