David Axe has a good post on Canada's defense posture. Noting that the Canadian military has been remarkably effective in Afghanistan, he takes a look at how Canada is spending.
There's a good article in the NYT today about Japan's increasingly aggressive defense posture. In addition to slight increases in defense spending, the deployment of assets farther away from Japan,.
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