Japan considering first offensive weapons since World War II

Japan may soon take new measures to arm itself with offensive weapons for the first time since World War II on the recommendation of a policy research group, Bloomberg reported.

According to a Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) member, who wished to remain anonymous, the group also suggested that Japan increase their capacity to intercept incoming missiles by considering technology such as Terminal High Altitude Area Defence – known as THAAD – just as neighbours, South Korea, have done.

  • canminuteman

    I always thought that THAAD stood for Theater High Altitude Area Defense. Turns out it was, but the word Terminal was substituted for Theater. The boys at the MDOFLA (Military Department of Five Letter Acronyms) have been busy.

    • andycanuck

      REMF have to keep busy somehow. (And I was able to use “REMF” twice today, in context, at BCF. Woohoo!)

  • Carlo

    About time Japan armed itself for it’s own defense.

    • andycanuck

      Yes, WW2 was a long time ago.

  • Shebel

    They might as well. .
    ,Unless , they want to pay the USA.

  • andycanuck

    That would be a Banging THAAD!

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Making an honest effort at self defense is the way of an ally to Trump’s heart.