“Super-sizing” the DPRK threat : Japan’s evolving military posture and North Korea

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Hughes, Christopher W. (2009)

Japan's reemergence as a "normal" military power has been accelerated by the "super-sizing" of North Korea: a product of the North's extant military threat, multiplied exponentially by its undermining of U.S.-Japan alliance solidarity, views of the North as a domestic "peril," and the North's utilization as a catch-all proxy for remilitarization.
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