Comments on: How far is Japan willing to go to back the United States? http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/04/27/how-far-is-japan-willing-to-go-to-back-the-united-states/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: LetBalanceCome http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/04/27/how-far-is-japan-willing-to-go-to-back-the-united-states/#comment-1029089 Thu, 30 Apr 2015 20:24:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=39792#comment-1029089 Japan has the protection of our Ohio class nuclear subs, they don’t need a giant navy.

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By: DontBeLate http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/04/27/how-far-is-japan-willing-to-go-to-back-the-united-states/#comment-1006224 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:03:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=39792#comment-1006224 Do you think he’ll mention FUKUSHIMA.

You know, FUKUSHIMA.

FUKUSHIMA–>  Japan’s 3 nuclear meltdowns, still ongoing, still spewing radiation into the Pacific Ocean, with no solution in-sight

FUKUSHIMA –>  the most important story of our generation

FUKUSHIMA –> which blanketed the U.S. with radiation that can cause cancer and other health effects

Thankfully ENENEWS does a great job reporting on FUKUSHIMA.

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By: ozium http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/04/27/how-far-is-japan-willing-to-go-to-back-the-united-states/#comment-994812 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:15:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=39792#comment-994812 Think Vietnam POW’s ? What a child-like comparison, are we in elementary school ?

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By: nose2066 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/04/27/how-far-is-japan-willing-to-go-to-back-the-united-states/#comment-994367 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:45:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=39792#comment-994367 This article: 1. “America maintains significant military bases across the Japanese archipelago.”

2. “Washington now wants Abe to agree to a “collective defense” arrangement similar to NATO, which would see Japan strike back at an enemy that attacks the United States.”

So what is that American military “Pivot” to Asia all about? America already has a significant presence in Asia and now the U.S. government wants Japan to assume a bigger military role?

The problem for Japan is that they have an aging population, with a smaller number of young people – fewer bodies to serve in the military. And at least from the popular media, the younger generation don’t seem terribly interested in joining the real military (playing at fantasy military games is another matter).

Here’s a real paradox, the more military bases that a country has, the more people that are needed just to maintain those bases. That means that there are fewer people left to do actual combat if that becomes necessary.

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