Japan Air Self Defense Force began to withdraw from Iraq (Figure)
Data for: mission in Iraq, the Japanese Self-Defense Forces personnel
BEIJING, Dec. 16 (Xinhua) Japan’s Kyodo news, according to the “Iraq Reconstruction Support Special Measures Law”, the end of the air mission in Iraq, Japan 15 Air Self-Defense Force troops began evacuating the afternoon, three C130 transport aircraft from Kuwait in the first Ali Salem Air Base and departed for Japan.
2006 in Japan GSDF withdrawal from Iraq, the Air Self-Defense Forces remain in Iraq to continue to carry out local activities. And also declared the withdrawal of Japanese Self-Defense Forces dispatched nearly five years of activities in Iraq to an end. The first time around, “Battlefield” to send the SDF issue in Japan has led to the constitutionality of the big discussion. Japan Air Self-Defense Force sent a total of 3,500 players, conducted 821 flights, a total of about 46,500 people and transport 673 tons supplies. Which is estimated more than 30,000 U.S. based multinational forces.
Japan’s support for the war on terror, leaving only the Coast Guard has decided to continue the oil activities in the Indian Ocean. Barack Obama the next president the United States said it would shift the focus of the war on terrorism in Afghanistan, the United States in the future may be required to provide including the dispatch of Japanese Self-Defense Forces, including new aid.
Japan Air Self Defense Force in March 2004 in Kuwait as a stronghold for the implementation of air missions, initially to the GSDF located near the southern Iraqi city of Samawah, transport supplies. In July 2006 the withdrawal of the GSDF, the task to be extended to unstable law and order delivery of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad and other multinational forces, the UN officials and materials.
April this year, the Nagoya High Court has ruled that “the multinational force soldiers to the battle area by air, which is the country with his use of force integration actions, in violation of the Constitution,” but since the Japanese government still insists on Air Guard activities. According to “support the reconstruction of Iraq Special Measures Law”, the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force activities, the original deadline for the end of July 2009, but the Japanese government based on the multinational force stationed in the UN resolution will expire at the end of the grounds of such decision to withdraw the Air Self-Defense .