Carrying master on its back, where does Japan go?

USS New Orleans (LPD 18)
Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) (US Navy)

By Ri Hyo Jin
Rodong Sinmun

Recently, Japan's Ministry of Defence announced that the large assault landing ship America of the U.S. Navy would be deployed at the Sasebo base of Nagasaki Prefecture. Meanwhile, the large amphibious craft New Orleans of about 25 000 ton displacement would also be deployed at the Sasebo base.

What matters is that the large amphibious craft is carrying F-35B and MV-22 Osprey.

The real intention of the Japanese reactionaries vociferating about introducing such equipment and strengthening their operational ability is to realize their sordid ambition for becoming a major military power and launching overseas expansion with the backing of their master.

Amphibious transport dock ship
Amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18)

The intolerable serious problem is that Japan which is banned from the right to belligerency and possession of combat power by the "Pacifist Constitution" is trying to get access to aircraft carrier.

Now, in order to eliminate the legal obstacle which prohibits Japan from possessing an aircraft carrier and to justify its ambition for becoming a major military power, the Abe forces are distorting the public opinion by talking nonsense that the standard justifying the possession of an aircraft carrier depends on whether it is for attack or not.

Japan is equipping itself with large-size marine military hardware with longer distance, while increasing its actual war capacity by pulling up other countries.

The Japanese reactionaries are rushing headlong into a military power in defiance of criticism from the international community.

Japan's painstaking efforts for overseas expansion with the backing of its master will lead to the repetition of its ruin.

(KCNA - May 16, 2019)
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