USNI News: Japan’s ‘Increasingly Severe’ Security Environment

The crux of Japan’s new defense policy is the revamping of the three Self Defense Forces, Ground, Air and Maritime into a new joint “dynamic defense force”. The force would be highly mobile, capable of operating throughout the Japanese archipelago, especially on the outer fringes such as the Senkaku Islands where basing military forces is difficult. Taking a cue from the United States military, the Self Defense Forces would become more “joint”in nature, with two or more of the services capable of working in the field together.

Japan’s ‘Increasingly Severe’ Security Environment“, USNI News, 8/6/14


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