The US is considering deploying new missiles to Japan as part of its buildup aimed at China, the Japanese Sankei reported on Saturday.
The report cited sources involved in US-Japan relations and said the US might deploy medium-range missiles but is also considering sending Tomahawk missiles or long-range Hypersonic weapons, which are still under development.
The location for the missile deployment hasn’t been chosen, but they are considering Kyushu, Japan’s southernmost main island. The deployment would align with a Pentagon plan to place long-range missiles along the first island chain, which stretches from southern Japan through Taiwan, the Philippines, and down to Malaysia.
Tomahawk missiles have a range of over 1,000 miles, and Japan is planning to purchase about 500 of its own Tomahawks as part of Tokyo’s unprecedented military buildup. The plan involves doubling Japan’s military spending over the next five years, which would make Japan’s defense budget the third-highest in the world.
The US is encouraging Japan’s military buildup, which breaks from Tokyo’s US-imposed constitution that limits the Japanese military to strictly defensive purposes. US and Japanese officials recently announced new steps to boost military ties, including the deployment of a US Marine Corps unit in Okinawa’s islands that will be armed with anti-ship missiles.
11 thoughts on “Report: US Considers Deploying Long-Range Missiles to Japan”
The US volunteers all of its allies as potential targets to suffer for the glory of the empire… I mean “rules based system”.
Everything is becoming maximally nihilist. Have you seen Bezos? That’s what we’re going to trade all the wildlife on Earth for. Elon? All music will be gone forever so we can strive vainly to maximize profit forever. Gates? No more pretty girls or summer evenings downtown. Those pigs are doing all the benefitting. We are going to destroy not just ourselves, but anyone who would remember anything humanity has ever done, so that “rules based billionaires” can continue to a mass fortunes they’ll never spend. Those fortunes won’t survive nuclear war.
But our government is slave to American profit margins. Those businessmen all together are orchestrating a system that will kill everything in it’s singleminded pursuit of more. Nobody is doing this on purpose, but none of them are fundamentally capable of taking responsibility for their actions, none of them will change, and together they doom is.
How dare China aggressively surround itself with American military bases and missiles! We must act now stop such aggression! More money for the MIC! … /s
How dare N.Korea fire missiles over the Japanese mainland. How dare China have its Air force do mock attacks on Formosa, and have its warships do a war dance around said country.
Nice 2C Japan stepping up and volunteering 2B nuked AGAIN..!!!!!! Such nice people they are. Lol, like Ukraine offering to test new weapons and the Russians have obliged, making Ukraine hypersonics ground zero….
Got to love how the “rules based order” can throw a nation’s highest law right into the dustbin.
The US is encouraging Japan’s military buildup, which breaks from Tokyo’s US-imposed constitution that limits the Japanese military to strictly defensive purposes.
after WW2 uncle sam was afraid that japan might hold a grudge so sanctions were placed but now suddenly japan is the good guy so uncle sam will sell them as many missiles as possible. because that’s what good guys do.
Well we destroyed Germany’s flirtation with eschewing war as a means of settling real estate disputes… Why not Japan? No point in having party poopers around to spoil our fun.
These headlines are getting to the point that they can be reused over and over. Just change the name of the country
They can target Manchuria, for old times’ sake.
Once they “mull”, a done deal usually follows shortly thereafter.
If they’re long range, why not deploy them to So Cal, or Alaska?
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