The government and the ruling Liberal Democratic Party plan to draw up a permanent law governing the dispatch of Japanese Self-Defense Forces overseas and to boost logistical support for the U.S. military, a government source said Saturday.

The law, which would expedite the dispatch overseas of SDF personnel and provide logistical support to the troops of allied countries, is part of moves to prepare a legal framework for changes to security policy under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

But the LDP still needs to convince its junior coalition partner, Komeito, to support the plan, as Komeito remains reluctant to enact such a law, according to the source.