NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM MARCH 14 2019
March 14, 2019 / /
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There's an intriguing story out of Japan, as the Japanese Ministry of Defense has finally admitted its two Isumi class "helicopter carriers" are capable of carrying jets... and this has some implications...
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Japan has long sought to be a a ‘turn-key’ position: Having all the technology and even built-up modules to snap-together for strategic and tactical weapons systems, if the situation warrants. The helicopter carrier to fixed-wing carrier ‘op’ is just one.
What is not talked about is ‘turn-key’ nuclear capabilities. Like Germany, many suspect that Japan has all the pieces of tech (plus bomb-grade material) to become a nuclear power whenever they choose. The difference, this time around, is that Japan has no desire to militarily-conquer adjacent countries. Economic dominance, sure.
China is actually the pivotal player in Japanese rearmament. The more China takes an offensive posture, the quicker Japan will reciprocate. Including nukes. We could be seeing the emergence of an India/Pakistan-style stand-off…
As discussed here before, the high seas are now in space; where one’s presence is a must, if your going to be in the game. They all know it; and strong finance satellite capabilities are now, as well, part & parcel to both a good offense & defense strategy. Also, strategic alliances that are trusted. Here, the U.S. track record speaks for itself – literally.
Nowadays carriers are mainly for muscle flexing, in any serious situation they are just sitting ducks liable to be hijacked or disabled. Long-range missiles are something else again. But space is the name of the game.