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US, Japan Move Into Final Portion of Keen Sword 2018 Bilateral Military Exercises
November 07, 2018
US, Japan Move Into Final Portion of Keen Sword 2018 Bilateral Military Exercises
This year's Keen Sword exercise features a focus on amphibious operations.
US, Japan Move Into Final Portion of Keen Sword 2018 Bilateral Military Exercises
Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Forces Take to the Waves
August 16, 2018
Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Forces Take to the Waves
The Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade (ARBD) is set up to conduct landing operations to retake Japanese territory.
Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Forces Take to the Waves
Japan Activates Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade
April 09, 2018
Japan Activates Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade
Japan activates its equivalent of a marine unit for the first time since World War II.
Japan Activates Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade
Japan's New Security Laws Could See First Test in South Sudan
October 27, 2016
Japan's New Security Laws Could See First Test in South Sudan
A GSDF unit joining UN peacekeepers in South Sudan could be the first authorized to use force beyond self defense.
Japan's New Security Laws Could See First Test in South Sudan
Japan to Build Defense Camps Near Disputed Islands
May 20, 2014
Japan to Build Defense Camps Near Disputed Islands
GSDF camps are to be built on three islands near the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands to handle “remote island attacks.”
Japan to Build Defense Camps Near Disputed Islands
Where is the GSDF Going?
June 04, 2011
Where is the GSDF Going?
Japan’s changing security environment means there’s just less for the Ground Self-Defence Forces to do.
Where is the GSDF Going?
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