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Japanese Ruling Party Approves New Defense Rules

Japan's ruling party has approved a proposal to give the nation's defense chief authority to respond quickly if the nation comes under a missile attack.

The measure voted on by the Liberal Democratic Party Tuesday would allow action without first getting the approval of Japan's cabinet or security council.

A missile fired from North Korea could reach Japan in 10 minutes, making it impossible for the defense chief to act under the normal chain of command.

North Korea sent a ballistic missile over Japan in 1998, claiming it was a failed satellite launch.

The LDP also approved a proposal that would create a joint command for Japan's army, naval and air force.

The measures must still be approved by the cabinet and the Japanese parliament.

Some information for this report provided by AFP.

 

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