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Japan’s new aircraft carriers fail to make waves

What has long been predicted has come to pass: supposedly pacifist Japan is going to operate an aircraft carrier – and that’s official. But looking beyond the “wow” factor, Japanese defense initiatives often look more impressive at first glance than on closer examination. Tokyo’s just-released National Defense Program Guidelines (NDPG) calls for converting the 20,000 […]