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Gov’t aims to adopt security legislation at cabinet meeting on March 22

  • 2016-03-17 15:00:00
  • , Mainichi
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(Mainichi: March 17, 2016 – p. 2)


 The government has decided to possibly adopt the security laws at a cabinet meeting on March 22 and have them go into force on March 29. In conjunction with this, about 30 laws will be revised at the same time. The 30 laws include the ordinance for enforcement of the Self-Defense Forces (SDF) Law, which enables the SDF to dispatch its officers to command UN peace-keeping operations (PKO).


 After the enforcement of the security legislation, the SDF will be able to exercise the right to collective self-defense and expand its logistical support for militaries of foreign nations. However, the government will put on the backburner cabinet decisions on whether to revise the Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement (ACSA), which is designed to enable the SDF to provide the U.S. military with such supplies as ammunition in peacetime and when the SDF is exercising the collective self-defense right, as well as on whether to allow the SDF to conduct missions to rescue foreign military personnel under attack during peacekeeping operations.

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