Japan’s Military Bulking Up, Flexing Muscles
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  • phineasfahrquar

    A militarily powerful democratic Japan is probably in American interests, as long as it doesn’t again fall into the trap of hyper-nationalism. (A condition that seems to be striking China.)

  • tarentius

    Japan’s neighbors surely were “transfixed by this spectacle.” Transfixed with incredulity as to just who the Japanese think they were fooling. A “training exercise” involving 2400 troops, 80 tanks and armored vehicles, and 30 aircraft, held in front of spectators in viewing stands is a farce. A farce. The Chinese were shaking in their boots – from laughter.
    The Japanese Navy is a formidable regional force but it doesn’t help their deterrent ability when the Japanese pull off his kind of farcical stunt.

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