Japan: The Growing Defense Force

No nation in Asia has more need for military defenses and more trouble building them than Japan. Face to face with Communist China, it is hamstrung by a U.S. -imposed constitution that is the first in the world to "renounce war as a sovereign right and the threat or use of force as means of settling inter national disputes." It is also the home land of as vigorous and noisy a group of antimilitarists as exists anywhere in the world. Still, very silently, Japan be gan to build a "national police reserve" in...

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