posted on Nov, 26 2013 @ 12:03 PM
reply to post by Zaphod58
But once again, the US can't help stick it's nose somewhere it's not needed or required.
At the end of World War II, Japan reformed their nation and Government. It came with liberal help from MacArthur and Allied Command. Part of the
Japanese Constitution going into the future forbade them the ability to have offensive military capability. Period. They have maintained a defense
force, but nothing beyond that, by agreement dating back to the war.
In exchange for Japan keeping their end and not becoming a militaristic power again, as was the fear at the time, we have maintained defense coverage
of the Japanese Islands and their primary concerns. That was the trade off. They get no military because we'll be it for them, if needed.
Well, it's needed and we are fulfilling our decades old commitments, as agreed. If we weren't doing it, people would condemn the US for breaking
it's word again.
Damned if we do and damned if we don't.