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Motegi, new U.S. Secretary of State Blinken agree to boost alliance

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The Quad will grow to prevent China's territorial aggression. That includes the South and East China Seas, and hopefully their aggression towards Taiwan.

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The USA and Japan have been constantly barking out so loud that China is da-kine bad, evil , the enemy , this and that but both still maintain solid diplomatic ties with the communist Peoples Republic ... BUT... adamantly refuses to recognize 'friend' and 'ally' and 'like minded' democratic Taiwan!

What a bunch of chameleons!

Such an attitude created the bully China of today thus both Tokyojing and Washingjing are clearly avid accomplices of Beijing!

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Promising signs from Blinken and Motegi. Both Japan and the US need to boost their Militaries, in terms of hardware and manpower. I would love to see other regional neighbors, who are also anti-Chinese hegemony, beef up their Militaries. It would be great if like-minded and friendly nations to Japan like Vietnam, Philippines and Thailand joined QUAD in the next few years, and increased their military presence and joint-drills in the region to push back Communist China.

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Quad Alliance but where is South Korea?

S. Korea, a rich country not restricted by Article 9. Growing military budget every year, new capabilities.... Yet South Korea is not part of Quad Alliance?

Some of you are talking about Philippines or Thailand, while giving South Korea a pass, a country more powerful militarily then either of those countries. Look at South Korea budget and military ranking, high on the list.

South Korea expects full support if they ever need help with North Korea, while unwilling to do the same in return.

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Some of you are talking about Philippines or Thailand, while giving South Korea a pass, a country more powerful militarily then either of those countries. Look at South Korea budget and military ranking, high on the list.

The reason SK is not invited into QUAD is simple. They cannot be trusted. The US is not certain whether they are on their side, or Communist China's. If they ever get invited into QUAD they will need a complete change of regime, to stop bullying Japan, and start behaving like a democracy and a peace-loving nation like those in SE Asia that will be invited to join.

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Buy, buy, buy more American weapons. That's just simple!

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Motegi, new U.S. Secretary of State Blinken agree to boost alliance

Again?..the alliance must be turbocharged by now by all this boosting..what , like 3 boosts in a week?

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Buy, buy, buy more American weapons. That's just simple!

Japan manufactures much of its own military hardware, not the US. F-15s, the F-1 and F-2 all built in Japan. All the JMSDF ships and submarines are built in Japan and use a mix of European, Japanese and US weapons and sensors most of which are license manufactured in Japan. JASDF armored vehicles are mostly Japanese designed and Japanese made. That is 100% true of Japanese tanks. The radars on the big DDHs are a Japanese design. Many other Japanese sonars and radars are unique to the Japanese fleet.

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The reason SK is not invited into QUAD is simple. They cannot be trusted. The US is not certain whether they are on their side, or Communist China's.

I often read that South Korea is sliding into China's orbit and I have been known to postulate that in a conflict between China and Japan, South Korea would either remain neutral or openly side with China. But then I ask how far a nation like South Korea with its large population of Christians and a people who fought so hard to achieve a representative government would go to align itself with a single party police state noted for its persecution of religions like the PRC? Not an easy question to answer with certainty.

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