Japan and its partners can only meet the accelerating significant challenges to a rules-based order posed by North Korea and China by strengthening deterrence.
With its provocative missile launches and nuclear threats, North Korea is causing Japan and South Korea to rethink deterrence and alliance-based cooperation.
Looking to the US, strategists have largely overlooked the foresight and foundational role that Japan has played, starting with Shinzo Abe.
The Kishida government's mandate: In any conflict, we can expect that Japan and U.S bases in Japan will be targeted by the PLA. Strengthening Japan’s defense...