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MSDF provided supplies to U.S. Navy on 17 occasions last year

Saturday morning’s Mainichi focused on the disclosure by the Defense Ministry on Friday that the MSDF provided the U.S. Navy with fuel, food, and other supplies on 17 different occasions in 2017 based on the updated ACSA that took effect a year ago. The supplies were reportedly offered upon request to U.S. vessels engaged in missile surveillance operations in the Sea of Japan. Pointing out that the SDF performed “asset protection” operations for the U.S. military twice last year based on the comprehensive security laws, the article said the “synchronization” of the two militaries has apparently been accelerating. Sunday’s Nikkei filed a similar story.

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