Skip to comments.2017? US to Deploy Destroyers in Japan to check N Korean Aggression
Posted on 04/06/2014 9:08:20 AM PDT by dignitasnews
In swift reaction to North Korea's most recent flouting of international law, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today from Japan that the U.S. will deploy two additional AEGIS ballistic missile defense ships to Japan by 2017 as part of an effort to bolster protection in the region.
The response comes in wake of Pyongyang's repeated provocations, including recently test-firing two ballistic missiles, as US President Barack Obama hosted a landmark Japan-South Korea summit. The move is meant to send a strong signal, not only to Kim Jong-Un, but Russian leader Vladamir Putin as well.
Hagel, in Japan to meet with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, also remarked at an increasing lack of respect for the US and its western allies, "I think we're seeing some clear evidence of a lack of respect and intimidation and coercion in Europe today with what the Russians have done with Ukraine. We must be very careful and we must be very clear, all nations of the world, that in the 21st century this will not stand, you cannot go around the world and redefine boundaries and violate territorial integrity and sovereignty of nations by force, coercion and intimidation whether it's in small islands in the Pacific or large nations in Europe."
While Dignitas News shares Mr. Hagel's sentiment that we cannot stand idly by while aggressor nations exert their will on the world and claim territory from sovereign peoples, one cannot help but wonder if this feckless response will only encourage...
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What seems to have caused you to excerpt your own blog?
Japan should be taking care of itself, its got the brains and cash to defend themselves.
Obama has made the USA so weak especially financially, to make it a burden to protect a well to do country like Japan.
We can only help with weapons.
Kerry’s swift boats?
Translation: “Our friends in North Korea, this is your brother Barack. You have until 2017 to work your Marxist will upon the neighbors in your region before U.S. top-line warships arrive. Act accordingly.”
It’s April 2014. 2017 is a “swift response?”
Inexperience with FR....