Japan mulling plans for QRF units based on southwest islands

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  1. GhostZ06

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    That sounds strategic. :icon_lol:
     
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    *facepalms*
     
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    Makes sense.

    Time for Japan to lift restrictions on their military.
     
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    Would these bases serve as a canary in a cage? What would these QRFs quickly respond to?
     
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    the Chinese
     
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    so they would serve as the canary in the cage? it seems like china could just roll over those islands.
     
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    hi SammyPops,

    as long as Japan's military actions dovetail with US foreign policy, i agree it makes sense and it's fine.

    they can serve as a proxy to US interests.

    - IGIT
     
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    Japan should just build a permanent military facility there. Small as it is, there's still room to do that.
     
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    Zankou Muscle and Hate Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I have hiked on Ishigaki jima. Cool island. Suppose it will be overrun with JDF soon.
     
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    i think that's the plan. maybe a small airbase?
     
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    this thread reminds me of playing Front Mission 3 when I was younger.
     
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    It's a symbolic gesture that doesn't have any practical use. In case armed conflict breaks out, the small garrison is useless against any combined air/naval assault. During a time of sabre rattling, this will only rustle the other side's jimmies, causing a response. China and Japan are better off just holding where they are. Chest puffing never ends well.
     
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    lmao that game was OCU!!
     

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