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dc.contributor.advisorWeiner, Robert
dc.contributor.authorPettibon, Jonathan E.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:46:46Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:46:46Z
dc.date.issued2011-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/5796
dc.description.abstractDetermining the capabilities of the Japanese Self-Defense Force (JSDF) is necessary to understand its impact on U.S. Japan relations. Few scholars have done the due diligence needed to truly determine the capabilities of this force. For example, general descriptions of the capabilities of the JSDF overall ignore wide variation in the capabilities of its three branches. Additionally, Japan has increased its involvement in international security affairs during the past two decades, but its involvement in areas such as the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (UN PKO) or Humanitarian Aid/Disaster Relief operations is often exaggerated, overstating the experience of the JSDF. The lack of accurate or complete assessments of the capabilities of the JSDF affects both American and Japanese policymakers. With a better understanding of the JSDF, we can make more precise assessments of Japan's future intentions in its foreign policy, allowing us to address broader questions: how will this evolution continue into the future and how do JSDF capabilities affect the United States' security relationship with Japan? This thesis analyzes the history and structure of the JSDF in order to understand its actual capabilities and its future role in the international security environment.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/capabilitiesofja109455796
dc.format.extentxvi, 81 p. : ill., map ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshNational securityen_US
dc.subject.lcshSecurity, Internationalen_US
dc.subject.lcshInternational relationsen_US
dc.titleCapabilities of the Japanese Self-Defense Force and its impact on United States-Japan relationsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderMiller, Alice
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.).
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.identifier.oclc720351568
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineNational Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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