A Nervous Japan Ponders Missile Defense
With Kim just across the East Sea, pacifism loses its allure
By: Todd Crowell
Defending Japan against an enemy ballistic missile attack has become the issue of the day among security planners here. Tokyo thought it had the answer in establishing a ballistic missile shield called Aegis Ashore (as opposed to installing Aegis systems aboard navy destroyers).
But the government canceled the program citing costs, opposi…