As you’ve heard on NPR, President Trump announced plans this week to withdraw from a nuclear weapons treaty that President Ronald Reagan signed with the Soviet Union in 1987. One argument is that China is not party to the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Agreement, and, according to the New York Times, 95 percent of its rapidly growing arsenal of missiles falls into the intermediate range category. The U.S. may want to deploy equivalent missiles of its own to deter China, or to provide leverage for a new treaty, but it’s far from clear which, if any of the U.S. Allies in the western Pacific would agree to host them. In the meantime, there’s news of a previous effort to deploy U.S. nuclear weapons in the Asia-Pacific – in Vietnam in 1968.