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The draft, obtained by Kyodo, says Japan needs to reverse its policy of reducing its defence budgets in light of North Korea's missile launches and nuclear tests, as well as China's rise to a major military power, the news agency said.
The document urges the government to raise the number of Ground Self-Defence Forces troops by 5,000 to 160,000, Kyodo said.
Originally posted by Vitchilo
That's nothing. 5000 more soldiers in 5 years? Ooooo... not a big deal.
If they were to increase to 400.000 and nuclear weapons, THEN it would be a big deal.
Originally posted by Dermo
reply to post by War Otter
...After your country Nuked Japan (after instigating the original act of war through sanctions etc btw) and rewrote their constitution to include that they must keep their forces below a specific strength.. You cannot complain that they do not have a powerful military/defense force and a mindset for war....
...Also, US exports of war ties up many of your country's largest industries and is a major element of your economy. Its not the rest of the world that wants to keep their militaries weak.. its that the US didn't want the rest of the worlds nations to have powerful forces for decades.. Now that the US is broke, spread thin and has a hugely receding empire, you are now complaining the the rest of your allies are not up to scratch...