Monday, August 19, 2013
The Advisory Panel on Reconstruction of the Legal Basis for Security assumed several scenarios for the latest proposal, such as the occupation by an armed foreign national of remote Japanese islands, including the Senkaku Islands in Okinawa Prefecture, and a sudden clash with forces from another country.
The panel was originally established under the first Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in May 2007.
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Comment: Politicians are real quick to do two things with the military. The first thing is to pose for pictures with the men and women who put their lives on the line or better yet with a piece of hardware that demonstrates the "size" of their commitment. The second thing is to send those men and women out to fight and die for their shortcomings.