- Published on Oct 22, 2014
The #US is mulling to counter strategic and economic cooperation between #Russia and #China by reaching more military deals with #Japan, a political commentator says. You see steadily an increase in Japanese militarism and Japanese collaboration with the US,” Joel Kovel said in a phone interview with Press TV on Tuesday.
The United States is worried about an increasing collaboration between Russia and China, he added. “What’s happening now is that there are [sic] certain geostrategic and economic factors between China and Russia together and the US is moving to counter it,” the analyst said.
The remarks were made after a new bilateral agreement would allow Japanese officials access to US military bases in Japan. The two countries said in a statement on Monday that they are committed to close #Marine Corps Air Station #Futenma and replace it with a new base on a rural part of the island.
Meanwhile, the United States deployed a new missile radar with ultra-secret technology to detect ballistic missiles at a US military base in the city of Kyotango, on the Japanese north coast.
The US military has recently installed another radar of this kind, with high output, at the prefecture in #Aomori, in Japan’s northern area.
“The US has been coming closer to Japan in several ways, one of which has been to augment the Japanese military and this is a very troubling turn of events because World War II was triggered by Japanese militarism among other factors and Japan has a very very deep records of extreme militaristic behavior, which is renounced after World War II,” Kovel noted.