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LDP proposes Japan’s enhanced missile defense capabilities

  • June 1, 2017
  • , Mainichi
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Mainichi front-paged a report saying that the LDP’s Research Commission on Security has put together the party’s draft recommendations for Japan to enhance its missile defense capabilities in response to North Korea’s nuclear and missile development. The recommendations include introducing early-warning satellites and aircraft as well as an Aegis Ashore system to improve ballistic missile defense. The party also recommended that Japan obtain cruise missiles as part of the ability to attack enemy bases. Nikkei ran a similar inside-page story.

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