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Two SDF camps to be established today on isles off Kyushu

  • March 26, 2019
  • , Asahi
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Asahi reported that the GSDF plans to open two bases on the islands of Amami Oshima in Kagoshima and Miyakojima in Okinawa today as part of the central government’s plan to safeguard the Nansei islands off Kyushu from China’s maritime advancement. Missile units featuring surface-to-ship missiles and surface-to-air missiles will be deployed and about 940 personnel will be stationed there initially. Nikkei ran a similar story, adding that with the establishment of the two SDF installations, the “security vacuum” for the defense of the Nansei Islands will be filled.

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