Japan—LDP Proposes Developing Strike Capability To Deter Missile Threats

Nikkei Asian Review | 07/31/2020

The defense policy committee of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party has proposed developing a strike capability to enable the Self-Defense Forces to attack missile launch sites in enemy territory, reports the Nikkei Asian Review. On Thursday, the committee approved a recommendation to develop strike capabilities, such as air-launched missiles and long-range cruise missiles that could be fired by Aegis-equipped destroyers. The draft proposal does not specifically mention striking...

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