Reaction to security situation: Japan and US begin joint exercise

Reaction to security situation: Japan and US begin joint exercise

Status: 10.11.2022 at 12:39 PM

Japan and the United States have launched a joint exercise called Sharp Sword. The reason for the exercise is the security situation – the recent missile tests by an increasingly powerful China and North Korea.

Japan and America have started joint exercises. The Sharp Sword exercise began at an airbase in southern Japan and is scheduled to continue till November 19. The allies are looking to use the maneuver to bolster their operational readiness in the wake of the Chinese government’s growing confidence in North Korea and renewed missile tests.

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According to the Japanese Defense Ministry, around 26,000 Japanese and 10,000 American troops, as well as 20 ships and 370 aircraft from both sides, should take part in the exercise.

Australia, Great Britain and Canada will also be involved in parts of the exercise. Joint field exercises, including amphibious landings, were planned on the islands of Tokunoshima, Amami and Tsutarajima in southwestern Japan.

Pre-emptive strike option

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced plans to significantly strengthen Japan’s military capabilities, citing the deteriorating security situation in the region and possibly a pre-emptively to attack enemy missile launch sites from afar. allowed the attack.

The plans are expected to be incorporated into a revised national security strategy and medium to long-term defense guidelines later this year.

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