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The Maritime Self-Defence Force Mission in the Indian Ocean: Afghanistan, NATO and Japan's political impasse

7 Sep 2008
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During an extraordinary Diet session beginning in September, the government will attempt to extend the MSDF mission by passing an extension of the Replenishment Support Special Measures Law through both houses. At a time when the existing MSDF deployment is under political strain, the government has sought to deepen the commitment to the war in Afghanistan, expand the MSDF mission to protection of sea lanes to the Middle East, and link Japan into a global military partnership with NATO.

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2008
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