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Baby Carrier Commissioned

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On March 19, 2009
Japan’s new aircraft carrier helicopter carrying destroyer was commissioned yesterday. Hyuga can carry up to eleven helicopters, and may in the future be able to carry the F-35B VSTOL fighter. But don’t call Hyuga an aircraft carrier. In other maritime news, there is some confusion about the hull numbering for the LCS. US naval practice […]

Big Fights on Old Questions

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On November 1, 2008

How important is Gallipoli to Australian identity? A row has erupted between Australia’s PM Kevin Rudd and his Labor predecessor Paul Keating over the importance of Gallipoli, a WWI battle site

The Tsar’s Last Armada, by Constantine Pleshakov, tells the story of the transit of the Russian Baltic Fleet to the Straits of Tsushima, where it was destroyed by Admiral Togo Heihachiro’s battle squadron. The Baltic Fleet was dispatched in response to the successful Japanese blockade of Port Arthur, and to the Japanese victory over the […]

Self-Defense

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In Robert Farley
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On July 23, 2004
Check out this interesting piece by Michael Penn over at Juan Cole.  Penn is concerned about the increasing willingness of Japan’s government to use force, and about the increasing independence of the Self-Defense Forces. The fact that all of this is clearly contrary to Japan’s Constitution has been waived aside by the government as a matter […]
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