The ruling Liberal Democratic Party will propose that the government sharply increase its defense spending, party members said Thursday, suggesting they will push for, at a minimum, an amount equivalent to 2% of the nation's gross domestic product, double the current level.

The party's draft proposal for revising the government's National Security Strategy will also include the controversial idea of possessing the ability to disable an enemy country's missiles, as well as its command and control systems.

The proposal was approved at a meeting of the party's Research Commission on National Security and will be submitted to Prime Minister Fumio Kishida next week so it can be reflected in the government's review of the long-term guideline, to be finalized by the end of the year.