The ruling coalition in Japan calls for the ability to own Shen "counterattack" In the event of a military attack
Japan’s ruling coalition declared that the country should have the ability to launch a “counterattack” to defend itself in the event of an armed attack, and this is one of the biggest changes in the country’s security policy since the end of World War II.
The Japanese Radio and Television Corporation said that the two parties – the Liberal Democrats and its junior partner, the Kumih Party – considered that Japan’s current security system is not sufficiently prepared to deal with the growing threats in the region.
Komada Hiromichi of the Liberal Democratic Party said, “Compared to 10 years ago, the situation is much more dangerous as North Korea continues to launch more ballistic missiles.
Lawmakers agreed on how Japan’s “counterattacks” would be self-defense and could not be used preemptively, and an armed attack against Japan or its ally the United States would have to be initiated.
In addition, a “counterattack” according to the new concept can only be directed against military targets with the smallest amount of force necessary to neutralize the threat.
It is noteworthy that Japanese defense officials had announced last month that the country’s defense system was insufficient to face a ballistic missile attack, especially if several missiles were fired simultaneously, demanding the ability to launch counterattacks.
This comes in light of the threat posed by North Korea through its possession of this type of missile.