Professor Alan Dupont has worked on Australian defence and Asian security issues for more than thirty years as a strategist, diplomat, policy analyst and scholar.
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If you look at before this set of legislation and related changes, it was a pretty ludicrous situation where Japanese Self-Defence Forces could barely do anything worthy of the name of defense forces except in a major attack on Japan, i'd say they've moved from 25 percent to 50 percent. It's like a doubling of their flexibility and capacity to deploy forces overseas, but we're still 50 percent short of what the industry standard is.
– Alan Dupont
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