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Japan’s new marine unit in East China Sea upsets Beijing

Japan on Saturday commissioned a brand-new unit of its Self-Defense Forces (SDF), its first such specialized marine detachment for amphibious warfare since World War II, to be deployed on islands extending over 1,000 kilometers from Kyushu toward Taiwan that Tokyo believes are vulnerable to attacks by China. A ceremony was attended by some 1,500 members […]

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