Normalizing Japan's Military Isn't a Straight Sprint, It's a Set of Hurdles
Aug 24, 2017 | 09:15 GMT
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- Japan is on its way toward normalizing its military, the Japanese Self-Defense Forces.
- But beyond the inherent political challenges of this mission, the country's military must also contend with fiscal and demographic barriers.
- These obstacles will not prevent the normalization of the Self-Defense Forces, but they will make the process slow and incremental.