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LDP group discusses acquiring capabilities to attack enemy bases

  • July 23, 2020
  • , Yomiuri
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Thursday’s Yomiuri wrote that an LDP working group discussing Japan’s missile defense capabilities held its fourth meeting on Wednesday. The paper wrote that the group discussed alternatives to deploying the Aegis Ashore land-based missile defense system and the possibility of Japan acquiring the capabilities to attack enemy bases. According to participants of the meeting, both former Defense Minister Satoshi Morimoto and former Chief of the SDF Joint Staff Katsutoshi Kawano expressed the view that Japan should acquire such capabilities.

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