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Abe mentions need to review defense program guidelines

  • December 16, 2017
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri, Sankei
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Saturday’s Mainichi, Yomiuri, and Sankei wrote that in a speech on Friday, Prime Minister Abe expressed his intention to hold in-depth discussions on a review of Japan’s National Defense Program Guidelines from early January to study what is really needed to defend the nation. The papers speculated that Abe is considering the introduction of long-range cruise missiles that can attack enemy bases.

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