Japan has finally abandoned the deployment of U.S. missile defense system on its territory. We are talking about the missile defense system Aegis Ashore. Here in the American media there was the first reaction: the Pentagon was seriously concerned about this failure. And are concerned so that the decision of Tokyo can provoke the raising of the question of the preservation of “the basic principles of the Union of Japan and the USA.”
the News from Japan on the rejection of the us missiles puzzled and military analysts close to the White house and the Pentagon. So, a prominent military experts States Brian Clark and Timothy Walton of surprise only shrug – missile complexes were to become the shield against enemy missiles. “To be in the Japanese interest in the defense against North Korean and even Chinese threat” is the basic promise of the United States.
it is noted that the refusal of Japan there is a fault and Washington. For example, the increased price of accommodation. It has grown twice in comparison with the price which was exhibited initially.
Another problem is the dissatisfaction of the ordinary Japanese. The fact that the radar of the American missile defense systems are very powerful. So that may harm flora and fauna, and, of course, to the local population. In addition, Japan’s defense Minister did not rule out that even in case of test and training launches, the debris can seriously threaten the life and health of the local Japanese.
However, experts of “MK” recognized another problem of the us missile, which Tokyo prefers delicately silent.
the Response of the Japanese people is clear – they are disappointed in the defense system, – told the “MK” military expert Alexei Leonov. – Repeatedly these pricey systems just missed the attack, did not react and did not resist them. But then why such an expensive and ineffective weapons? In addition, he becomes a target. Therefore, Japan and went into denial.
the expert said the Americans at the military base in Okinawa, despite the decision of Tokyo to abandon any missile systems, including missile defense.
All this is confirmed by recent information from the same American analysts Clark and Walton that Japan is looking for alternative ways of organizing the defense of the defense. In Tokyo believe – American ABOUT the type of Aegis Ashore in case of attack by North Korea, and especially China or Russia will not save the country.
However, all these arguments about the ineffectiveness ABOUT the United States in Washington believe unfounded. According to the North American experts – the best deals on the Western arms market they did not find.