Japanese experts fear that a new National Defense Program Outline to make the SDF into the U.S. mercenaries
Data Figure: Japan Ground Self-Defense Force personnel line-up
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in the argument for a few months later, the Japanese National Defense Program Outline New Bill finally appeared. 11 major Japanese media have reported that the outline before the media with similar content, in response to “China’s march to the sea” and “Korean Peninsula crisis” under the guise of defense around the province to strengthen surveillance, and that ” Dynamic defense “of this new concept to replace the original” basic defense force concept. ” And several Japanese experts fear that a new defense program outline will allow the SDF’s “bad” for America’s mercenaries.
According to Japan’s “Daily News” 11 reported that the new National Defense Program Outline the main changes is a clear emphasis on North Korea for the first “major factor of instability.” To this end the Ministry of Defense will be clearly stated in the national deployment of the “Patriot” missile defense systems. Kyodo News said on June 11th, the DPRK has a missile, the most alert in Japan is about 1,300 km range of the “labor” medium-range ballistic missiles. The missile has a range covering almost all of Japan, North Korea may have 320. Prior to neighboring countries due to fears aroused opposition from the Ministry of Defense to give up the deployment of “Patriot” anti-missile system plans. But taeyonpyong by North Korean artillery, the Defense Ministry that the next time you push the move to “get the media to understand.” The report also said, as “Patriot” anti-missile system to intercept only 20 km radius, even expand its scope of deployment, to intercept North Korean missiles, all is virtually impossible, so this “deterrence” North Korea flatted.
Japanese media pay more attention to the new National Defense Program Outline in China means a strong watch. “Yomiuri Shimbun,” said that as China’s “alone in the waters surrounding the idea of ??strengthening the rights of sovereignty involved,” so “the new program will further display a sense of vigilance against China.” “Daily News” said, the biggest feature in the new program is to change the original “basic defense force concept”, the implementation of emphasis on mobility and adaptability of the “dynamic defense.” This means that the future of Japan’s efforts to collect from the peacetime intelligence, surveillance and alert, and through the Japan-US joint exercises to improve the combat capability of the SDF. This program also formally confirmed the defense focus to the southwest, to the “gray area” of the reefs to send troops to strengthen small-scale guard and surveillance capabilities. Outline the new equipment will also clearly self-defense number of submarines to 22 from 16, frigates from 47 to 48, and will ship with Aegis anti-missile capability increased from 4 to 6. The emphasis on defense of the tank from the current 600 down to 390, artillery from the 600 down to 400. In addition, with the transport of large-scale, Self-Defense Force fighters from the mainly reduced to 340 350.
annually by the Ministry of Defense and the preparation of their own, emphasizing the defense force tactics of “East Asian Strategic Overview” The biggest difference is that the revised National Defense Program Outline is to determine Japan’s future strategic direction for decades an important document . Japan had been revised three times National Defense Program Outline, which you can clearly see that Japan’s wary of growing China. Defense Program Outline in 1976, the first amendment is Miki cabinet “US-Soviet strategic balance” theory, emphasis on basic defense force, defense key North. The second time was in 1994, the Murayama cabinet, “End of the Cold War,” paying attention to relations with neighboring countries, but did not specifically mention China. The third is the Koizumi cabinet in 2004 the “Asian instability” theory, was already clearly need to pay attention to trends in China. And this is Naoto Kan, the Cabinet’s “theory of tension in Northeast Asia” in the new program not only mentioned the need to guard against the trend of the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons, China is also faint been “upgraded” to “imaginary.”
Japanese media said the new defense outline the major changes apart from increasing the preparedness of other countries around the content so disturbed, but also includes “re-examine the bill to send troops overseas”, “deepen the Japan-South Korea-US alliance and Australia and other multi-country coordination, “and some other, also caused concern in Japan. Prior to National Defense Program Outline, which focuses on how to defend their territory, and Japan-US security alliance is an important pillar of emphasis on U.S. military protection, the Japanese from the “special defense” to adjust the angle of the layout of the domestic military. And this situation is gradually being “perpetrating a fraud.” Japan’s NHK television quoted the Japanese 11th night under the Emirates International scholar Feng Yan as saying, “Japan need to be vigilant not to become America’s mercenaries.” Feng Yan Emirates under that, “9 ? 11″ incident, the Japanese Self-Defense Forces to deal with international terrorism the United States together as an important work, the two Iraq wars, Afghanistan and Japan during the war have provided important logistical support, which is obviously and Japan “special defense” runs counter to the constitutional concept. The new defense outline shows the trend is that Japan will further in the future under the framework of Japan-US alliance, dispatched SDF and U.S. forces fought side by side, so that “sooner or later would become America’s Self-Defense Forces mercenary.”
real Terashima Lang Japanese critic believes that the new National Defense Program Outline deliberately stressed deepen the Japan-South Korea-US alliance and coordination of Australia and other countries, hopes to use the U.S. military presence to contain China’s “expansion”, but the United States of economic ties between Japan and the U.S. is stronger than. Therefore, Japan’s new security concept can not be “military” and need to rely on “technical power”, such as intellectual property rights in areas such as environment and to deepen exchanges with China. NHK also released a public opinion survey showed that 78% of Japanese people that the U.S. presence to protect Japan’s security; 19% believe that Japan is actually used by the United States. As for the future, Japan’s “security concept” should be settled where only 19% of people think we should continue to rely on Japan-US alliance; 55% of people think that Asia should be considered symbiotic.
(“Global Times” December 13, 2010 No. 08 version)
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