Accession Number : ADA488665


Title :   Veiled Normalization: The Implications of Japanese Missile Defense


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Clarke, Timothy L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a488665.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 127


Abstract : Japan's development of a missile defense system has been accompanied by the acquisition of potentially offensive military assets, an increased command and control capability, significant restructuring of the collective defense establishment, and doctrinal changes that allow pre-emption should an attack be deemed imminent. Regardless of the long-standing Japanese debate on the constitutionality of the use of force, the introduction of missile defense has institutionalized key structural elements within the defense establishment marking a clear milestone in an on going trend towards security normalization.


Descriptors :   *ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS , ACQUISITION , COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , THESES , JAPAN , NATIONAL SECURITY


Subject Categories : Antimissile Defense Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE