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Foreign Press: Japan’s refusal to deploy a US missile defense threatens US and Japanese military bases

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Foreign Press: Japan’s refusal to deploy a US missile defense threatens US and Japanese military bases

Following a decision by the Japanese government to abandon the deployment of American Aegis Ashore missile defense systems, lobbyists for US interests got involved. We are talking about publications in the press, which are clearly aimed at convincing Tokyo of the "fallacy" of the actions taken.


A few days ago, material came out to the United States stating that the United States acted "in the interests of Japan, trying to build reliable protection against North Korean missiles."

Today, this message was picked up in the Asia Times. An article written by Stephen Brian says that in connection with the decision of the Japanese government to abandon the deployment of elements of the US missile defense "there is a serious threat to US and Japanese military bases in the country."

From the material:

Japan's abandonment of US-made Aegis Ashore missile defense systems is a serious blow to regional security. According to the Minister of Defense of Japan, the country will rely on Patriot. But the Patriot complex without an additional missile defense system is not able to reliably protect Japanese and American military bases from missiles.

Further, the author of the material proceeds to the fact that Japan is a member of the F-35 fighter program.

From the article:

Everything goes to ensure that Japan will become the second largest F-35 operator of these aircraft in the world.

Should this be regarded as a hint that the Japanese decision on Aegis Ashore could lead to problems with the continued participation of Japan in the fifth-generation fighter program? In the end, the United States already has sanctions experience in this regard. So, a few months ago, the United States refused to transfer to Turkey the F-35 fighters it had already paid for, saying that this was due to the purchase of S-400 air defense systems from Russia.

The Asia Times says that the Patriot complexes at one time did not protect Saudi targets from missiles fired from Yemen. As noted, these complexes will not be able to reliably protect Japan from North Korean missiles.
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  1. rocket757
    rocket757 29 June 2020 14: 10 New
    +3
    So bad, otherwise no better .... a simple \ difficult choice, it seems.
    Normal political game with economic implications ....
    Everything, sooner or later, rests on grandmas!
    1. Sergey39
      Sergey39 29 June 2020 14: 17 New
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      Yes, the Japanese are bargaining.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 29 June 2020 14: 25 New
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        Possible option ... but what is the purpose?
        1. Sergey39
          Sergey39 29 June 2020 14: 33 New
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          Quote: rocket757
          Possible option ... but what is the purpose?

          The goal may be to lower the price they pay the Americans for maintaining the bases.
      2. credo
        credo 29 June 2020 19: 43 New
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        Quote: Sergey39
        Yes, the Japanese are bargaining.

        Or maybe they thought better of it and decided that such spending on US weapons and their subsequent maintenance would not even pull their budget.
        In the end, in my opinion, the last time they wanted to conquer Japan was the troops of Genghis Khan or his descendants, but to no avail. So Japan has long been not a victim, but a potential and real aggressor, and all neighbors need to defend it and not against it.
    2. Pessimist22
      Pessimist22 29 June 2020 14: 19 New
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      The Yapis still hope that Russia will give them at least two islands, and if they place it then hope is the end, I think that came up to this question.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 29 June 2020 14: 27 New
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        But this is very likely ... they never forget about the islands!
        1. Mountain shooter
          Mountain shooter 29 June 2020 14: 35 New
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          Quote: rocket757
          But this is very likely ... they never forget about the islands

          They may already stop hoping. Japanese islands can not be seen. They rest against another purpose.
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 29 June 2020 14: 56 New
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            Everything is possible .... they are oriental people, in these eyes you can’t read anything good, but from their smiles, some are already wriggling ....
          2. tech3030
            tech3030 29 June 2020 15: 17 New
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            I would like to think that they won’t give it back, but until recently there were articles on the site that this is not so unshakable. Wild capitalism can turn things around.
            1. Mountain shooter
              Mountain shooter 29 June 2020 15: 21 New
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              Quote: tech3030
              I would like to think that they won’t give it back, but until recently there were articles on the site that this is not so unshakable. Wild capitalism can turn things around.

              This clause was specially introduced into the constitution ... Yes, and we don’t have any burning desire to sign a peace treaty with Japan ... What is the point of negotiating with an occupied country?
              1. tech3030
                tech3030 29 June 2020 15: 26 New
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                Do you so unconditionally trust what people in government say? The law that draws where you turn and it turned out, so it seems to be said? Once again, capitalism, wild. People at the helm of the country and children abroad. Do you believe much that they bring to you from the screen? Me not!
                1. Mountain shooter
                  Mountain shooter 29 June 2020 15: 29 New
                  +3
                  Quote: tech3030
                  People at the helm of the country and children abroad. Do you believe much that they bring to you from the screen? Me not!

                  And can you list many children of Putin, Lavrov, Shoigu? That you blindly believe all sorts of ... information ... I looked. I did not find ... I was looking, honestly.
                  1. tech3030
                    tech3030 29 June 2020 15: 34 New
                    -5
                    That only these three determine everything? The deputy corps adopts laws, officials. They do not affect the situation in the country? Putin has children and there is no information. Why? I think this is not in vain hiding.
                    1. Mountain shooter
                      Mountain shooter 29 June 2020 15: 38 New
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                      Quote: tech3030
                      I think this is not in vain hiding

                      On the Internet banned? Take an interest ...
                      And why was a ban for officials introduced into the constitution - a ban on dual citizenship and property abroad? Not to clean those who stayed ...?
                      1. tech3030
                        tech3030 29 June 2020 15: 41 New
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                        Holy simplicity ... There is nothing for me to talk about with you, you are on your own wave, well, swim, where you will share it with time.
                      2. Mountain shooter
                        Mountain shooter 29 June 2020 15: 44 New
                        +3
                        Quote: tech3030
                        Holy simplicity...

                        Culture is so ... Check the information. This is not at all difficult. Who said - question everything? Where is the daughter of Lavrov? Where are Putin's daughters? And grandchildren? Etc....
                      3. tech3030
                        tech3030 29 June 2020 15: 45 New
                        -6
                        There is the son of Khrushchev, and Gorbachev.
                      4. Charik
                        Charik 29 June 2020 16: 38 New
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                        Khrushchev’s son went to heaven not so long ago with a shot head
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  2. Paranoid50
    Paranoid50 29 June 2020 16: 10 New
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    Quote: tech3030
    here until recently there were articles on the site

    laughing laughing laughing However, from the heart. The day is done, thank you very much. wassat
  • Oyo Sarkazmi
    Oyo Sarkazmi 29 June 2020 18: 50 New
    +1
    Quote: rocket757
    Normal political game with economic implications ....

    Only the subtext is written by the Chinese.
    After all, the story of two years ago, when South Korea began to deploy elements of a missile defense system on its territory, was not forgotten. As a result, about 20 thousand Korean specialists were expelled from China, the Chinese chopped off the purchase of Korean goods, and reduced rice exports to Korea (which they have there is 3 times more expensive than Chinese).
    Japan expected about the same. To lose the Chinese market for Japan is easier to make hara-kiri right away. It will be more painless.
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 29 June 2020 19: 23 New
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      Quote: Oo sarcasm
      It will be more painless

      Yankees will defend their market to the last ... "ally."
      But, Japan will not be able to compete, confront China without a big brother ....
      The choice is not great, either those or those who single them up.
      They will stir up something, that is necessary.
      1. Grazdanin
        Grazdanin 29 June 2020 22: 55 New
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        Quote: rocket757
        Japan will not be able to compete, confront China without a big brother

        A controversial statement, all types of weapons Japan is building or can build. The second most powerful fleet after the United States, they have already beaten off, very much underestimating Japan.
        1. Sanichsan
          Sanichsan 30 June 2020 01: 09 New
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          Quote: Grazdanin
          A controversial statement, all types of weapons Japan is building or can build.

          can not. or rather, it can, but from imported resources. Since the Second World War and the complete loss of the colonial base, the situation there has been sad. there are resources - they can build, they quarreled with China, there will be no resources and again welcome to the "smart missiles" of the Oka. request
  • tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 29 June 2020 14: 21 New
    +2
    ASIA TIMES is registered in Hong Kong. Interesting Zemin Ribao will unsubscribe about this or as usual they will climb a mountain and look at the river, if something swims .. We have cities
    Chugueva is swimming a lot of things, and they can wait for such an object.
  • paco.soto
    paco.soto 29 June 2020 15: 11 New
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    Following a decision by the Japanese government to abandon the deployment of American Aegis Ashore missile defense systems, lobbyists for US interests joined in. ©
    Neutral opinion: If only, yes, if I were this lobbyist, then my modus operandi was the same. To discredit already serial production and to get political funding for new projects for decades, including in cooperation with Asian allies. This is how the market works and the tricks for playing on it in the structure of the current moment. (sly smile, just in case)
  • K-50
    K-50 29 June 2020 15: 22 New
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    Japan's refusal to deploy a US missile defense threatens US and Japanese military bases

    Just for the wallet pin pin gun bosses and nothing more. request yes fellow
  • sen
    sen 29 June 2020 15: 23 New
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    In the end, the United States already has sanctions experience in this regard.

    At this pace, the US is quarreling with the whole world, except rogue states like Poland, which will impose sanctions against the United States.
  • TatarinSSSR
    TatarinSSSR 29 June 2020 15: 45 New
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    Judging by the shape of the building of the system itself - it was simply removed from the destroyer URO and put on the ground laughing
  • evgen1221
    evgen1221 29 June 2020 15: 51 New
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    Throw with the penguin the second largest sponsor of the national debt, not a gut. But yapi can bargain for themselves nishtyakov while it is possible.
  • Charik
    Charik 29 June 2020 16: 31 New
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    so the Japanese decided, or they said, they postponed the decision until October
  • Ross xnumx
    Ross xnumx 29 June 2020 16: 38 New
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    Foreign Press: Japan’s refusal to deploy a US missile defense threatens US and Japanese military bases ...

    ... in case of provocation or attack on Russia. yes
    And so, live yourself as you please.
  • Avior
    Avior 29 June 2020 17: 12 New
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    Somehow everyone forgot about Japanese and American Aegis destroyers
  • sen
    sen 29 June 2020 17: 19 New
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    Japan's refusal to deploy US missile defense

    Maybe Japan is developing its own missile defense system?
    1. Grazdanin
      Grazdanin 29 June 2020 22: 52 New
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      Quote: sen
      Maybe Japan is developing its own missile defense system?

      Most likely, the second navy in the world has already been repelled.
  • Old26
    Old26 29 June 2020 18: 35 New
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    Quote: TatarinSSSR
    Judging by the shape of the building of the system itself - it was simply removed from the destroyer URO and put on the ground laughing

    She was not removed from the destroyer, but you are right. Its configuration resembles the Aegis ship's conning tower.

    Quote: Avior
    Somehow everyone forgot about Japanese and American Aegis destroyers

    Have not forgotten. It was just "bracketed". After all, the accelerators from them on the territory of Japan will not fall

    Quote: sen
    Japan's refusal to deploy US missile defense

    Maybe Japan is developing its own missile defense system?

    Well, they already have missile defense potential now ...
  • Serpet
    Serpet 29 June 2020 19: 51 New
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    Japan's refusal to deploy a US missile defense threatens US and Japanese military bases

    On the contrary, this leads to a relaxation of the international situation.
  • Egor53
    Egor53 29 June 2020 22: 50 New
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    The most reliable way to protect Japan from Korean missiles is to close all American military bases on its territory.
  • lvov_aleksey
    lvov_aleksey 29 June 2020 23: 58 New
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    peace between Japan and Russia can never be achieved !!!
    ps if there is an intermediary
  • tolmachiev51
    tolmachiev51 30 June 2020 03: 04 New
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    Sanctions against Japan! - "Friends" are Spinning Out of Control!
  • +5
    +5 30 June 2020 09: 07 New
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    Why are yelling? Well, let 1 Burke with SM-3 hang out at Okinawa ... business then ... if you are so afraid ... Or do you want Nipponians to substitute Juche missiles?
  • vmo
    vmo 5 July 2020 09: 21 New
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    the funniest thing in this story is who needs you, if you behave yourself, Americans simply need to sell unnecessary and useless trash to anyone.