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Defense Ministry plans to increase number of SDF members engaged in “new fields”

  • January 20, 2020
  • , Nikkei
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Monday’s Nikkei reported that the Ministry of Defense will submit to the Diet on Monday a bill to revise the Act for the Establishment of the Ministry of Defense in order to increase the number of SDF personnel tasked with defending outer space and cyberspace. According to the paper, the MOD plans to decrease the number of ASDF and MSDF personnel by more than 100 and increase the number of members dealing with these new sectors. By doing so, the Defense Ministry intends to prepare itself for the changing global security environment.

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