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Japan works on defense strategy

Japan is expected to present a revised version of its national defense strategy later this month – abandoning its last pacifist principles for good. The parties in the ruling coalition have already agreed in early December to grant the country the ability to launch a massive counterstrike in the event of an attack. The wording, however, is misleading. The idea, for example, is to attack enemy missile bases even before they have launched a strike. This is why the paradoxical termpreemptive counterstrike” is circulating.

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