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Japan to expand Okinawa-based ground force unit amid China threat

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The Defense Ministry plans to increase the number of infantry regiments under the Ground Self-Defense Force's 15th brigade to two. The planned changes are expected to be included in three key security documents to be revised by the end of this year. With the expansion of the infantry regiment, the ministry is planning to also increase thenumber of units in charge of communications and supplying goods.
Published 2 months ago · Okinawa, Japan

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