Japanese Military To Gain More Offensive Capability

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Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has announced that the Japanese military will be undergoing a fundamental shift from the self-defense-only strategy it has maintained since the end of World War 2 and will now develop more offensive and even preemptive strike capability.  The new strategy sees China as “the biggest strategic challenge” but also acknowledges the potential threat from North Korea and Russia as well.  Kishida called the current defensive strategy “insufficient” and the ability to strike back at a potential attacker as an “indispensable” deterrent.