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Japan enacts laws to set up joint command for defense forces by March

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Surprised to learn that the JSDF didn't already have a joint command.

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Kihara has said the two nations' forces "will each follow an independent line of command."

Kihara said to the amusement of all listening. Both parties are equal except one is much more equal than the other.

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Better late than never.

Mr. Kipling

Both parties are equal except one is much more equal than the other.

Of course they aren't equal, but this significant step will enable Japan to operate more jointly or bilaterally with allied militaries and benefit from the capabilites and experience that it lacks but the U.S. has.

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Mr KiplingToday  02:07 pm JST

Kihara has said the two nations' forces "will each follow an independent line of command."

Kihara said to the amusement of all listening. Both parties are equal except one is much more equal than the other.

The two forces will follow an independent line of command, Equality, however you're defining it, is not an issue.

It's not surprising that until now Japan has had no need for Joint Command of the three SDF forces. The world is changing, and in a bad way.

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