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A Liberal Democratic Party national security panel has agreed to propose acquiring a so-called enemy base strike capabilities ahead of a planned revision to its National Security Strategy this year — a dramatic shift in the country’s exclusively defense-oriented policy under the pacifist Constitution.

Members of the LDP’s Research Commission on National Security told reporters Monday that there was no opposition to the controversial idea of possessing the capabilities during their meeting to discuss the party’s proposal, which will be made later in the month for the revision of the NSS.

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