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On V-J Day, U.S. Pushes for a Stronger Japanese Military

(U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gesture toward others to join them for a group photo on the first day of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 28, 2019. Source: "Getty Images" via "Foreign Policy.")

By: Jack Detsch | FOREIGN POLICY | 

[F]ormer officials still aren’t sure that Japan has the capability to help out if a conflict kicks off farther away from home. That matters to U.S. planners because Washington wants to be able to count on Tokyo’s help … . But Japan has spent so many decades playing in front of the goal that some experts fear it can’t move much further afield. “They’ve had their own realignment within Japan to meet the challenge in the south because they themselves had a legacy posture for the Cold War,” said Randall Schriver… . “When you get farther away, it gets more difficult because they weren’t built for that.”…

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