Self Defense Force: Japan’s Shadow Army

Ongoing strife between Japan and China has brought into focus…

Ongoing strife between Japan and China has brought into focus Japan’s armed forces are euphemistically dubbed the “Self Defense Force” (SDF) — officially it’s an extension of the police.

But with the world’s 6th best-equipped troops and a nearly $60 billion defense budget last year, the SDF is not composed of your average beat cops.

Read more at cnn.com.

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