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US Military Increasing Cooperation With Japan to Prepare for War With China – News From Antiwar.com

Posted by M. C. on January 10, 2023

“The top Marine Corps general in Japan says the US is ‘setting the theater’ in the region the same way it did in Ukraine after 2014”

Just like Ukraine! And how is that working for ya?

So Japan’s (and Australia’s) sons and daughters will die for Taiwan before US sons and daughters. Works for the pentagram.

https://news.antiwar.com/2023/01/09/us-military-increasing-cooperation-with-japan-to-prepare-for-war-with-china/

The US and Japanese militaries are increasing cooperation to prepare for a possible war with China over Taiwan or other areas in the Asia Pacific, the top US Marine Corps general in Japan told Financial Times.

Lt. Gen. James Bierman, commander of the Third Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF) and of Marine Forces Japan, said the US military was preparing for a future conflict in the region the same way it did in Ukraine in 2014 following the US-backed ouster of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

“Why have we achieved the level of success we’ve achieved in Ukraine? A big part of that has been because after Russian aggression in 2014 and 2015, we earnestly got after preparing for future conflict: training for the Ukrainians, prepositioning of supplies, identification of sites from which we could operate support, sustain operations,” Bierman said.

“We call that setting the theater. And we are setting the theater in Japan, in the Philippines, in other locations,” the general added.

Bierman’s comments came after Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced a major overhaul of the Japanese armed forces that involves doubling Tokyo’s military budget. A new security strategy issued by Kishida’s government names China “the biggest strategic challenge” and includes language that can justify military action in defense of the US, breaking from Japan’s post-World War II pacifism.

The Marines Corps has been undergoing an overhaul of its own as it is shifting its focus on preparing for war in the western Pacific rather than fighting counterinsurgencies in the Middle East. Be seeing you

See the rest here

Be seeing you

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