Accession Number:

ADA422790

Title:

Posture Plus - A Standing CJTF Headquarters for the U.S.-Japan Alliance

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-02-09

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

The strategic environment in the Asia-Pacific region has changed. As a combined force, U.S. and Japanese Forces must be capable of an immediate, effective response to threats that jeopardize their mutual security objectives. Over the past decade, Japans leadership has taken steps to provide the Self-Defense Force SDF with greater latitude to conduct operations in support of multinational efforts. Although Japans SDF does have the fourth-largest military budget in the world, it is severely lacking experience in warfare and has insufficient training to deter and defeat the threats Japan faces in the region. The uncertainty about where new security threats will arise combined with Japans gradual shift from hesitant pacifism to a more robust, deterrent-oriented posture has created the need for a bilateral standing Combined Joint Task Force CJTF headquarters to foster Japans transition to a more responsive, expeditionary, and interoperable military force, and enhance their ability as a combined force to deter and defeat adversaries that threaten peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region. 33 refs.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE