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Japan to expand amphibious unit to strengthen defense of Nansei Islands

  • February 17, 2018
  • , Yomiuri
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Saturday morning’s Yomiuri wrote that the GOJ has decided to expand the GSDF’s amphibious rapid deployment brigade to be launched this spring in order to strengthen the defense of the Nansei Islands. According to the paper, although the brigade will initially consist of two regiments, an additional regiment will be added from around FY2021 to boost the defense of the remote islands.

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