A SHOW OF FORCE Taken: 23 AU­GUST 2011

History of War - - WAR IN FOCUS -

Ja­panese tanks let off smoke can­is­ters dur­ing the coun­try’s an­nual mil­i­tary ex­er­cises in Shizuoka on the Pa­cific coast. The Ja­panese army, of­fi­cially named the Japan Ground Self-de­fense Forces, was orig­i­nally es­tab­lished by the USA in re­sponse to the out­break of the Korean

War. As its name sug­gests, the forces are pri­mar­ily in­tended for de­fen­sive pur­poses.

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