USMC Force Design 2030: New Deterrence Strategy Views from Japan

On August 24, Sasakawa USA hosted a virtual event a keynote by LtGen. Koichi Isobe, JGSDF (Ret.), 37th Commander of the Eastern Army (2013-2015); and commentary provided by LtGen Chip Gregson, USMC (Ret.), Assistant Secretary of Defense, Asian and Pacific Security Affairs (2009-2011); and LtGen Larry Nicholson, USMC (Ret.), Commanding General of III Marine Expeditionary Force (2015-2018) discussing discussed what the USMC Force Design 2030 means to Japan from the Japanese perspective and its impact on the ever-important U.S.-Japan security alliance.

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Okinawa protests, the U.S.-Japan alliance, and the strategic big picture

Author: Al Jazeera's Inside Story

Categories: In the News

The horrific murder of an Okinawan woman by an American has stirred large-scale protests in opposition to the United States’ large military presence on the island, but the strategic value of the island “cannot be underestimated” when considering calls to remove American bases, Sasakawa USA’s distinguished non-resident fellow Tomohiko Taniguchi said while appearing on Al

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