onsdag 3. februar 2021

Bertil Lintner: Japan holds the key to Biden’s China containment strategy

Japan’s Self-Defense Forces (JSDF), as they are called, have nearly 250,000 active personnel and another 50,000 in reserve, and are equipped with the latest weaponry and technology procured mainly from the US. The Japanese Navy is believed by military analysts to be the strongest in the region after America’s and thus superior to China’s still relatively underdeveloped but steadily growing naval forces. China now has two combat-ready aircraft carriers and a third is under construction.