Military Powers in Asia
Posted by msrb on March 2, 2009
“If the U.S. military presence in Asia is reduced, then China will also not have to expand its military power.”
—Japan’s opposition leader, Ichiro Ozawa [president of Minshuto, Democratic Party of Japan.]
Protesters from an anti-nuclear organization and other peace groups stage a demonstration at a park in near the US Navy base at Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture on July 19, 2008 to protest the scheduled deployment of the US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington. Some 15,000 participants joined the rally, the organizers said, to protest against the USS George Washington, which will become the first nuclear powered carrier to be based in Japan. CVN refers to “carrier vessel nuclear”. Photo: AFP/Getty Images. Image may be subject to copyright.