27 June 2019
They also warned that if Japan was freed from the restrictions imposed by the post-World War II alliance, it would build up its military – possibly acquiring nuclear weapons – which would unsettle China and trigger an “unrestricted” arms race in the region.
Collin Koh, a military specialist at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, also expressed doubts that the US would pull out of the alliance, saying such a move risked undermining America’s military presence in the region.
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