- Prison Planet.com - http://www.prisonplanet.com -
Japan to mull pre-emptive strike ability in defense update
Posted By admin On July 25, 2013 @ 11:31 am In World News | Comments Disabled
July 25, 2013
Japan is likely to start considering acquiring the ability to launch pre-emptive military strikes in a planned update of its basic defense policies, the latest step away from the constraints of its pacifist constitution.
The expected proposal, which could sound alarm bells in China, is part of a review of Japan’s defense policies undertaken by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government, an interim report on which could come as early as Friday. The final conclusions of the review are due out by the end of the year.
The hawkish Abe took office in December for a rare second term, pledging to bolster the military to cope with what Japan sees as an increasingly threatening security environment including an assertive China and unpredictable North Korea.
Article printed from Prison Planet.com: http://www.prisonplanet.com
URL to article: http://www.prisonplanet.com/japan-to-mull-pre-emptive-strike-ability-in-defense-update.html
URLs in this post:
 Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/25/us-japan-defence-idUSBRE96N1DC20130725
 US wades into China-Japan island dispute with missile defense deal: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-wades-into-china-japan-island-dispute-with-missile-defense-deal.html
 China Urged to Respond to U.S. Defense Cuts by Strengthening Long-Range Strike Capabilities: http://www.prisonplanet.com/china-urged-to-respond-to-u-s-defense-cuts-by-strengthening-long-range-strike-capabilities.html
 Japan’s biggest warship since WW2 stirs China tensions: http://www.prisonplanet.com/japans-biggest-warship-since-ww2-stirs-china-tensions.html
 Japan asked US to prepare for nuclear strike on China: http://www.prisonplanet.com/japan-asked-us-to-prepare-for-nuclear-strike-on-china.html
 N. Korea threatens ‘pre-emptive’ nuclear strike against US: http://www.prisonplanet.com/n-korea-threatens-%e2%80%98pre-emptive%e2%80%99-nuclear-strike-against-us.html
Copyright © 2013 PrisonPlanet.com. All rights reserved.