How is Japan preparing to deter the aggression of this distinctly strong anti-Western alliance?
President Joe Biden’s declaration that the US would help defend Taiwan enhances deterrence in the region. Japan too should be proactive in this respect.
Evolving threats, such as hypersonic missiles that are difficult to detect, are prompting Japan to consider using UAVs for first alert in its national defense.
You don't just deter overnight, It’s like a stone wall that is slowly built up over time. And at the very least, don't tell your adversary...
Choosing the option of surrender over nuclear war is dubious. Such a weak attitude is exactly what a country flashing its nuclear card would want.
“The key is deterrence. I think you're standing on board a large piece of that deterrence, but also the training with other like-minded nations.”
The giant missile landed near the southernmost part of Hokkaido, and it appeared capable of reaching the United States, raising the alarm for Japan’s security.
Whatever comes up next, with the PRC it won’t stop at Taiwan. Will Japan and the United States show their resolve by standing up to China?
Until recently, intelligence sharing with Japan would have been unthinkable, but that changed following serious legislation on protecting official secrets.
At the Japan-US Security Consultative Committee (2+2) talks, both sides stressed the need to “closely coordinate” on options, including the ability to strike enemy bases.
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...
Asia’s nuclear instability and danger ー North Korea’s missiles and China’s over threats ー have not diminished in the past decade. Can a nuclear powered submarine...