Friday, July 26, 2013

Japan's Defense Guidance Plan


Nippon's "White Paper" - her tho"ts and idee fixee on defending the Home Islands gets released next week yet sneak peekers share a few deets... 
The Asahi and Yomiuri, influential papers on the left and the right, respectively, say the interim report advocates a US Marines-like amphibious force, capable of conducting landing operations on remote islands.

It also suggests looking at the introduction of a drone reconnaissance fleet that could be used to monitor Japan’s far-flung territory.

Nationalist Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said Japan needs to discuss the idea of having some kind of first strike provision if it is to effectively counter threats from North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs.
Pic - "Pushing Buttons"