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12/13/2018 5:42:16 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
After the Second World War, The US ruling circles reacted extremely sharply to the change in the so-called balance of power in Southeast Asia. It was argued in Washington, That after the defeat of Japan, The USSR became the most powerful state in this part of the globe.
In this regard, The United States desperately needed an ally in the region, Which would be strong enough to provide some local support in protecting against the communication of this area. Washington decided to conclude a peace treaty with Japan on condition that the US military presence was maintained in the country. The signing of this treaty was necessary for the Americans also because anti-American sentiments grew in large sections of the Japanese people, And protests against the occupation regime intensified. Moreover, It is worth noting that the Japanese government, Secretly from the people, Appealed to the Americans to leave their troops in Japan after the conclusion of a peace treaty.
Thus, A security guarantee agreement was signed and signed between Japan and the United States in 1951, Which gave the United States the right to build military bases and deploy an unlimited number of armed forces in Japan. The purpose of the treaty was to ensure the security of Japan from the armed attacks of other countries, And the suppression of major internal riots.
Japan's right to wage war is not recognized. The Self-Defense Forces was formed in the country, Which included land, Sea and air components.
Washington was engaged in training and arming the Japanese Armed Forces, Which were viewed primarily as a counterweight to the Soviet military power in the Far East. In 1979, The number of Self-Defense Forces reached 270 thousand people and subsequently remained approximately at this level.
Today, The Japanese government, Led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Passed a law on so-called collective defense, Which allows the Japanese armed forces to participate with the US Army in any hot spots in the world. At the same time, Under the pretext of the alleged "threat" from neighboring countries for Japan, The task was assined to fully strengthen military cooperation with the United States on the basis of a "security treaty. "
It is worth noting that to date, The ground forces of Japan are armed with 700 tanks, 2. 8 thousand units of wheeled armored vehicles, 202 self-propelled artillery installations, 99 volley fire systems and 500 towed guns.
The Japanese Navy has 131 combat ships: 4 aircraft carriers, 43 rocket ships, 27 minesweepers, 6 corvettes, 6 coast guard ships, 17 submarines, Etc. About 100 Tura-88 anti-ship complexes provide coastal defense.
Over 350 anti-aircraft missile systems protect Japan"s airspace. The country has a powerful aviation: Self-defense forces comprise 288 fighters, 287 bombers and 119 attack helicopters.
In 2018, Marines appeared in Japan. The creation of the Japanese Marine Corps units means that the Japan Self-Defense Forces finally change their status: the Marine Corps is a strike force, It is not designed to protect its territory, Which was previously the main task of the Self-Defense Forces. Consequently, The Japanese army is turning into one of the foremost armies of the world. All this is being done with the support of the United States, Who are interested in strengthening the military potential of Japan, And now have a well-armed ally in the Asia-Pacific Region.
Thus, Almost 70 years after the signing of the treaty, Japan became a full ally of the United States, Having a well-armed army. The parties actually recognized the fact that their cooperation went beyond the framework of the Security Treaty, Proposing to consider this treaty as the "core basis" of the renewed Security Union.

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