NEG OKINAWA CHAMP 34

NEG OKINAWA CHAMP 34 - WNDI 2010 Champs 1 Okinawa Neg 2...

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WNDI 2010 1 Champs Okinawa Neg 2 Okinawa Negative 2 – Champs 2010
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***Okinawa Good***
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WNDI 2010 3 Champs Okinawa Neg 2 Okinawa Good – Alliance/Regional Security US forward deployment key to alliance – ensures Japanese and regional security – turns the advantage Timothy D. Stone, lieutenant colonel and prosecutor within the Office of the Chief Prosecutor, 2006 , “US-Japan SOFA: A necessary document worth revising” originally printed in the 2006 Naval Law Review accessed on Lexis Nexis The principles enshrined in Chapter II, Article 9 of Japan's post-war Constitution places its self-defense forces in a secondary role behind the United States military when it comes to security issues, both in Japan and the East Asian region. n1 Since the attacks of September 11 , 2001, Japan has steadfastly supported the U.S. in the Global War on Terror n2 and has re-affirmed its security alliance with the U.S . n3 The U.S.-Japan alliance is at the forefront of the U.S. defense strategy in Asia, and critical to regional stability and the national security of both nations . n4 "The alliance is dedicated to preserving the status quo in the Far East, that is, deterring the use of force as a means of altering political borders." n5 The foundation of the alliance is the forward basing of American [*230] military personnel in Japan. "The governments share the understanding that Japan's provision of bases to the United States, allowing those forces to implement the United States' strategic plan in the region, balances the U.S. commitment to defend Japan ." n6 "That exchange is the core of the agreement, and neither side considers the arrangement unfair." n7 US forward deployment key to alliance – recent naval deployments and security issues prove Hirofumi Nakasone , former Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs, 9-26- 2008 , ‘Japan: FM Nakasone greets arrival of USS George Washington accessed on LexisNexis A strong Japan-US alliance is the linchpin of Japan's diplomacy . As you know, the security environment in East Asia remains harsh as illustrated by such problems as North Korea's nuclear issue. The Government of Japan welcomes wholeheartedly the forward deployment to the western Pacific of an aircraft carrier that bears the very name of a famous Founding Father of the US, symbolizing the firm commitment of the United States to the Alliance. USS GEORGE WASHINGTON is the first nuclear propelled aircraft carrier to be forward deployed to the western Pacific. The Japanese people pay particular attention to the issues of nuclear safety. The United States Government has expressed its intention to continue to strictly honour all of its previous commitments regarding the safety of all US nuclear vessels including USS GEORGE WASHINGTON. The Government of Japan will also continue to expend all possible efforts to assure their safety. 2010 will mark the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Japan-US Security Treaty. The firm presence of US Forces in this region under the Japan-US Security Treaty is the very reason Japan has been able to enjoy peace and prosperity for the past half century.
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