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“We wanted to help with protection against North Korean missiles”: the US is responding to Japan’s refusal to deploy missile defense systems

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“We wanted to help with protection against North Korean missiles”: the US is responding to Japan’s refusal to deploy missile defense systems

The United States reacted to the decision of the Japanese government to abandon the deployment of American Aegis Ashore missile defense systems in the country. U.S. military analysts Brian Clark and Timothy Walton say Washington’s decision in Washington is a concern.


Thus, it is said that the Japanese decision raises questions regarding the "basic principles of the Japan-US alliance."

The United States continues to claim that it intended to deploy its Aegis Ashore anti-ballistic (essentially, they are) missile systems "exclusively in Japanese interests" - "to protect Japan from the North Korean threat."

We wanted to help with protection from North Korean missiles.

- The main message of the United States.

As you can see, the rhetoric is very similar to that used to deploy missile defense systems in Europe. In that case, Iran was called a threat. The Czech Republic refused, and Poland and Romania agreed to deploy American missile defense elements.

At the same time, Clark and Walton point out that Washington should carefully study the essence of the problem. Indeed, Japan also focused on the cost of deploying missile defense systems. Compared to the original plans, deployment costs doubled.

Here it should be noted that in addition to the price issue, Tokyo noted that they opposed the deployment of US missile defense systems, since the radars of these systems are very powerful and can harm the health of local residents. Also, the Minister of Defense of Japan noted that fragments of missile defense in the event of launches can fall on residential buildings.

The United States believes that these concerns of the Japanese side are "not justified."

Surprisingly, however, how actively the American side is drawn to “protect Japan from North Korea” even against its own will ...

Mentioned American analysts say that Japan is "looking for an alternative missile defense system, because it believes that Aegis Ashore will not save in the event of attacks from China or Russia."
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  1. Doccor18
    Doccor18 27 June 2020 07: 50 New
    +7
    The radars of these systems are very powerful and can damage the health of local residents. Also, the Minister of Defense of Japan noted that fragments of missile defense in the event of launches can fall on residential buildings.

    The United States believes that these concerns of the Japanese side are "not justified."

    It’s a pity that there is no USSR, otherwise it was possible to place the “Pioneers” in Honduras to protect Nicaragua from aggression.
    1. Finches
      Finches 27 June 2020 08: 19 New
      +3
      The Americans, since moral issues have never been a priority for you - scatter leaflets from the low-flying B-52 with photographs of the cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima destroyed by the atomic bombing - scatter them directly above them ... You see, the Japanese will become more accommodating!
    2. Thrifty
      Thrifty 27 June 2020 09: 55 New
      +1
      We urgently need to look for American oil in Japan, and at the same time bring the "purely American democracy" to the Japanese, since they have completely lost their hands! !! am laughing
      1. Nemchinov Vl
        Nemchinov Vl 28 June 2020 23: 27 New
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        Quote: Thrifty
        We urgently need to look for American oil in Japan,
        or "nesting of world terrorism" ?!
        Quote: Thrifty
        since they completely lost their hands! !!
        yes recourse
  2. Wedmak
    Wedmak 27 June 2020 07: 59 New
    +2
    Surprisingly, however, how actively the American side is drawn to “protect Japan from North Korea” even against its own will ...

    Well, do not turn over the bags ... For the sake of their own interests they can promise and say anything.
    1. Evdokim
      Evdokim 27 June 2020 08: 06 New
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      Quote: Wedmak
      For the sake of their own interests they can promise and say anything.

      But the Japanese know how to count yen and dollars, especially
      that Aegis Ashore will not save in the event of attacks from China or Russia. ”

      laughing
      1. Wedmak
        Wedmak 27 June 2020 08: 10 New
        -1
        But in general it is still surprising that they refused. All of Japan today is US-occupied territory. And on all issues of foreign policy, they do nothing without regard to the star-striped ones. The same OP about server territories with the filing of the USA is underway. And here on you ...
        I think it finally dawned on them that neither the Russian Federation nor China would joke with them anymore.
        1. Evdokim
          Evdokim 27 June 2020 08: 20 New
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          Quote: Wedmak
          I think it finally dawned on them that neither the Russian Federation nor China would joke with them anymore.

          That's it. And this leaky umbrella, with severe rain from missiles, is unlikely to help them. hi
  3. Poetry
    Poetry 27 June 2020 08: 03 New
    +1
    No thanks. You have already built five Fukushim to us. There are four more left.
  4. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 27 June 2020 08: 05 New
    +3
    From North Korea, the United States will defend Japan to the last Japanese ... tongue
  5. parusnik
    parusnik 27 June 2020 08: 17 New
    +1
    We wanted to help with protection from North Korean missiles.
    Indeed, Japan also focused on the cost of deploying missile defense systems. Compared to the original plans, deployment costs doubled.
    laughing
  6. To be or not to be
    To be or not to be 27 June 2020 08: 19 New
    -3
    "... Aegis Ashore will not save in the event of attacks from China or Russia."
    And not only in Japan. But also in Europe ..With the advent of Russia and China
    Russia and China (?) Have rockets flying at a hypersonic speed exceeding the speed of sound ten times, and also maneuvers

    The possession of such missiles negates the missile defense of a possible enemy. Modern missile defense and air defense are not able to intercept this type of weapon: anti-missiles simply cannot catch up with hypersonic devices.
    It reached the Japanese and they abandoned the scenery .. Will it reach Europe?

    .
    1. mvg
      mvg 27 June 2020 10: 10 New
      +1
      Stop smoking in the morning, and even it’s so busy
  7. Ham
    Ham 27 June 2020 08: 27 New
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    did not agree on the price ...
    the Americans were completely restrained - soon they will go around the world with a bowl ...
    used to pay extra for their "defense" now strive to put the "defenders" on the neck of the "protected")))
    as history shows when “protection” becomes too expensive they refuse it because it becomes unprofitable ... for these grandmothers yapi can easily cut something of their own and not sponsor the Amer military industry
  8. Courier
    Courier 27 June 2020 08: 31 New
    +1
    Hm. Occupied Japan refuses? She is occupied, according to the local people.

    The United States should withdraw troops from the Japanese islands and leave the respected Japan 1 on 1 against China.
  9. rocket757
    rocket757 27 June 2020 09: 07 New
    0
    The CARDINAL's attitude to all haberdashery's merchants is not to everyone's high.
    Some do not mind, as it were, but it seems to be for free. Malas!
  10. da Vinci
    da Vinci 27 June 2020 09: 16 New
    +1
    Like from DPRK missiles, Japan is defended by bases in Poland !!!
  11. 501Legion
    501Legion 27 June 2020 09: 16 New
    0
    deployment cost doubled.

    classic american divorce
  12. Sergey Averchenkov
    Sergey Averchenkov 27 June 2020 09: 31 New
    0
    In the end, Japan will agree anyway ... well, it will be a little higher and will agree. This is an occupation country.
  13. APASUS
    APASUS 27 June 2020 10: 19 New
    0
    As I understand it, the Americans will not fail. Now a couple of American ships will begin a provocation against Korea, to aggravate the conflict or shell rockets in neighboring countries.
  14. evgen1221
    evgen1221 27 June 2020 13: 40 New
    0
    Yeah, then from Iranian, Turkish, Somali, Martian
  15. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 27 June 2020 14: 09 New
    0
    And for free, that is, it’s weak to put it in vain. Probably in America it started to burn something, without money in any way!
  16. Old26
    Old26 27 June 2020 15: 32 New
    -1
    Quote: Alex777
    Missile defense radars stationed in Japan would allow the States to view half of Kamchatka. . And, quite possibly, the training ground at which the BB of intercontinental missiles fly. But we don’t need it at all.

    "How many miraculous discoveries prepare the enlightenment of the spirit ..."
    Would allow? Why do we need SPRN radars there? The Ashor system has a lot of firing radars. "And the Americans see not only half of Kamchatka, but all of Kamchatka, including the landfill for almost 45 years. At the same time, it’s not at a distance of 2,5 thousand km, as if it were this radar is in Japan, and in total, EMNIP 900 km from Kamchatka.

    Quote: Alex777
    A similar situation with China. And the DPRK has nothing to do with it.

    It is foolish to deploy a missile defense system in Japan against Chinese missiles. And the Americans understand this. But to protect against the North Korean - this is quite. The Japanese do not want to provoke Un, because no one knows what he can do in the next moment ...

    Quote: To be or not to be
    "... Aegis Ashore will not save in the event of attacks from China or Russia."
    And not only in Japan. But also in Europe ..With the advent of Russia and China
    Russia and China (?) Have rockets flying at a hypersonic speed exceeding the speed of sound ten times, and also maneuvers

    The possession of such missiles negates the missile defense of a possible enemy. Modern missile defense and air defense are not able to intercept this type of weapon: anti-missiles simply cannot catch up with hypersonic devices.
    It reached the Japanese and they abandoned the scenery .. Will it reach Europe ?.

    Well, how can I write a post and not mention a superwunderwaffe called a hypersonic cruise missile. This is nonsense. But nothing, what about the speed of the same Aegis Ashore anti-missile system of about 14,5M? Further. What do you mean by maneuver? A bend of radii of 200-300 km? Or what?
    Thirdly. You just made a discovery in the field of missile defense. It turns out the missiles fly "wagon". Not in oncoming courses or oncoming intersecting, but namely a car. Looks like the Nobel Prize for 2020 for such a discovery

    Modern anti-aircraft missile defense is generally not capable of intercepting anything but single targets. When you have 6 ICBMs, and the enemy has 48 anti-missiles, he will intercept your missiles. And if you have at least 300 ICBMs, and the enemy has 100 anti-ballistic missiles - these anti-missiles are like a “dead poultice”.
    The Japanese abandoned the American umbrella, if only for the reason that they have their own, but they especially do not want to annoy Eun again. What that comes to mind - no one knows.
  17. Ros 56
    Ros 56 27 June 2020 16: 26 New
    -1
    Well, the call of Merkel - once, the rejection of the Japanese missile defense - two, now we are waiting for the next fad to cool relations with the striped and in the near future it is possible to roll the states from the political Olympus. But to what level, we will see.
  18. Junior Private
    Junior Private 27 June 2020 17: 00 New
    0
    North Korea is an indisputable gift for democracies, which the United States should cherish and cherish, because intimidation by communisms, especially with nuclear weapons, and the subsequent pumping of countries with defense products for counter-democratic counteractions is a serious business. From the Japanese, unlike the same Ukrainians, there is something to shake, and the Americans with their democracies will not easily come off them.