Tokyo newspaper: Middle East dispatch control lack danger of the ...
Middle East dispatch control lack danger of the National Assembly of the Self-Defense Forces
Government Cabinet approved the Self-Defense Forces dispatch to the Middle East. Research is but nominal, but the operation is not approved by the Diet, to say that dangerous from the point of view of civilian control.
Middle East dispatch of Self-Defense Forces, to ensure safety of navigation of Japan relation ship, is carried out based on the Ministry of Defense Establishment Law Shijo [research].
Activity area is the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea north, the three waters of the Gulf of Aden. It dispatched destroyers one ship of the Maritime Self-Defense Force, along with the PC patrol aircraft two planes that hit the counter-piracy activities in Africa off the coast of Somalia, to continuously gather information about the status of waters. Dispatch period is one year, if extended to again Cabinet decision, that.
Consideration rice follow, also in Iran
Opportunity of dispatching the Self-Defense Forces, Trump US President, proposed the formation of a coalition to monitor, such as the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, but it was invited to participate in each country.