Japan’s Defence White Paper

Japan’s Defence White Paper

In mid-July, Japan’s Ministry of Defence issued a White Paper that attracted the close attention of officials and experts from neighbouring countries as well as the US. The document contains a number of features indicating dynamic changes in the country’s military and political planning, which, along with Washington’s incitement and the country’s engagement in regional…

Washington Tries to Make Others to Pay the Price for its Own Military Adventures
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Washington Tries to Make Others to Pay the Price for its Own Military Adventures

After the tragedy of the Vietnam war and a defeat in Iraq, now Afghanistan is demonstrating us that the US is actually incapable of winning wars. As a matter of fact, every instance of US military aggression was triggered by the unparalleled self-confidence of American authorities, who were confident that they had the necessary military…

Right-Wing Generals Calling for a Military Coup: A Long History
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Right-Wing Generals Calling for a Military Coup: A Long History

History books record that there were a mere handful of cases in which generals plotted the overthrow of a far-right regime to institute moderate or leftist government. In the vast majority of cases, however, generals’ putsches are fascist affairs having dire consequences for the rule of law and human rights. Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General…

No, Trump’s Firing of Esper Doesn’t Mean There’s Going to be a Military Coup in the US
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No, Trump’s Firing of Esper Doesn’t Mean There’s Going to be a Military Coup in the US

President Trump’s unceremonious termination of his defense secretary following a contentious election has rightly raised eyebrows. But it is not, as some have suggested, a precursor for an unconstitutional coup. In what has become a force of habit for President Donald Trump, he announced the termination of his Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper, and the…