January 9, 2013

Japan Explores War Scenarios with China

J. Michael Cole, The Diplomat

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As Japan's Liberal Democratic Party national defense task force announced on Jan. 8 that it would increase the nation's defense budget by more than 100 billion yen ($1.15 billion), three of five scenarios explored by the defense ministry recently involve the Self-Defense Forces squaring off against the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).


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