Minju Joson Accuses Japan of Stepping up Building of Offensive Military Muscle
Date: 15/05/2012 | Source: KCNA.co.jp (English) | Read original version at source
Pyongyang, May 15 (KCNA) -- A recent issue of the U.S. magazine Newsweek said Japan keeps in place escort warships "Hyuga" and "Ise" capable of carrying helicopters, each with its total length of 200 meters. They can be converted into aircraft carriers capable of carrying fighters and assault planes, if they are improved a bit.
Japan is building a large-size warship "22DDH" with a total length of 248 meters under the name of escort ship.
Minju Joson Tuesday observes in a bylined commentary in this regard:
Japan's attempts to possess aircraft carriers and improve the quality of its naval force indicate that it is making a switchover in the building of its armed forces from their defensive nature to offensive one.
The present military hardware of Japan is on a relatively high level and an individual military field has reached a top level.
Japan is the second largest possessor of F-15 fighters next to the U.S. and has a high level of air operation capability in the Asia-Pacific region. Having Oyasio-class conventional submarines, Aegis-class destroyers and Osumi-class amphibious landing craft, Japan possesses naval forces putting advanced naval powers into the shade. It has begun emerging a military entity threatening the international community.
This is the reason why Japan is busy having access to aircraft carriers and introducing U.S. made fighters of the fifth generation.
It is the scenario of Japan to emerge a military giant as early as possible and thus acquire the capability to invade other countries and set about launching a war of reinvasion.
The reality goes to prove that Japan remains unchanged in its ambition to invade other Asian countries and it is now posing a grave threat to peace and security in Asia.