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Joint U.S.-Japanese Exercise Test "Nuclear Broadcast Procedures"

Joint U.S.-Japanese air defense exercises in the early 1960s included nuclear weapons operations. One of three joint air defense exercises held during 1962, for example, exercised "nuclear broadcast procedures."

Obtained under provisions of the
U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

by the Nautilus Institute
January 1994


FOIA Documents

Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Forces (CINCPAC), Command History for 1962, April 30, 1963, p. 135.

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U.S./Japan Exercises: U.S. Forces in PACOM conducted four combined exercises with the Japan Self Defense Forces during 1962. Three of the exercises were air defense and one was a mining exercise. The objective of [the] air defense exercises was to doordinate the air defense capability of Japan. Participants were units from the 5th AF, the 7th Fleet and the Japan Self Defense Force. The third air defense exercise objective was to test the coordinated air attack and air defense capability, and nuclear broadcast procedures. Units of the following commands participated: PACAF, 7th Fleet, SAC, and the JASDF.

Source: Command in Chief, U.S. Pacific Command (CINCPAC), "Command History for 1962," April 30, 1963, p. 135. Secret. Partially declassified and released under FOIA.

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