• Kyodo


Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage on Friday expressed hopes that Japan will promptly enact bills that pave the way for its Self-Defense Forces to cooperate with the United States in its campaign against terrorism.

“Certainly there is a role for the SDF in territorial defense. Certainly there is a role in the logistic support in the counterterrorism effort,” Armitage told Japanese reporters here.

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