Japan deployed its largest warship on Monday, something they haven’t done since WW2, signaling that a conflict with North Korea may be coming soon.
The United States, South Korea, China, and now Japan, have been preparing for a conflict with the North Koreans for several weeks.
Japan justified its decision, saying that it was necessary because “North Korea has threatened to sink the Carl Vinson and a US submarine, amid rising tensions in the region.”
The 817-foot-long Izumo is capable of carrying up to 9 attack helicopters, among other equipment.
Conservative Tribune reports:
What made this decision by Japanese officials so remarkable was that it marked a momentous first. As noted by the BBC, Japan’s post-WWII constitution specifically “bar(red) its military from using force to resolve conflicts except in cases of self-defense.”
But according to The Japanese Times, last year the island nation passed a series of security laws expanding the definition of self-defense to include protecting Japanese allies.
“The quality of Japan-U.S. alliance has reached the point where we can defend each other from now on,” Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe remarked at the time. “Our ties have become much stronger.”
It’s nice to see our allies pulling their weight and standing by our side. For far too long, former President Barack Obama embarrassed the United States and made us look weak to the rest of the world.
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