April 27, 2015

ALONG THE ANGLOSPHERE:

U.S., Japan Announce New Security Agreement (JULIAN E. BARNES, April 27, 2015, WSJ)

The U.S. and Japan on Monday unveiled a new defense agreement aimed at overhauling the two countries' security arrangements and paving the way for a more robust participation of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces in disaster relief, peacekeeping operations, missile defense and other military missions.

The agreement is the result of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's drive to shed many of the limits placed on his armed forces under Japan's postwar pacifist constitution. The new guidelines were unveiled at the start of Mr. Abe's visit this week to the U.S., which will feature an address to Congress and meeting with President Barack Obama.

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