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Ukraine war

From Manila to Tokyo, defense debate heats up amid Ukraine war

Call for nuclear-sharing emerges as countries revisit deterrence measures

America's long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber B-52H Stratofortress seen here in Nevada. South Korea's presidential hopeful Ahn Cheol-soo questioned the effectiveness of U.S.-based weapons to deter nuclear threats from North Korea. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Air Force)

TOKYO/SEOUL/MANILA -- Russia's invasion of Ukraine may be a continent away and just six days old, but it has focused Asian leaders' minds on deterrence.

South Korea needs a nuclear-sharing agreement with the U.S., presidential hopeful Ahn Cheol-soo said during a televised debate last Friday.

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