February 18, 2013
Abe's Unclear National Security Vision
The Asahi Shimbun, Asahi Shimbun
Given the harsher diplomatic and security environments surrounding Japan, we understand Abe’s desire to enhance the government’s ability to effectively respond to the tough challenges facing the nation. Abe, however, embarked on an initiative to create an NSC six years ago during his first tenure as prime minister. He failed to carry it through. The question is whether he has learned the bitter lessons needed to build up a truly effective system that can play such a role.
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