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Pentagon’s Global Posture Review highlights Indo-Pacific as priority  

  • December 1, 2021
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All national dailies wrote that the Department of Defense announced the completion of its Global Posture Review yesterday. According to an outline of the review, it focuses on the Indo-Pacific region, highlighting the need to strengthen cooperation with allies and partners to beef up deterrence against China and North Korea. Yomiuri speculated that this indicates that the United States may call on Japan to make additional contributions in security. The paper noted that there is no reference to the U.S. Forces Japan in the outline, quoting a source connected to U.S.-Japan relations as saying that a review of U.S. troop deployment in Japan is not included in the document. Nikkei wrote that although there will be no realignment of U.S. forces in Japan, the posture of the troops in Japan may be a topic of discussion in the future because the United States and Japan will likely deepen cooperation in view of the possibility of a contingency in the Taiwan Strait.   

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