World Naval Developments — May 2015

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Ohio-class submarine launches Trident ICBMs. US Navy graphic
Ohio-class submarine launches Trident ICBMs. US Navy graphic
By Norman Friedman*

IN MAY Japan held its first-ever defense show, in Yokohama. The show coincided with an attempt by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to modify Japanese laws so that the Japanese military (the Self-Defense Force) can join fully in collective defense, meaning that Japanese forces can, for example, join US forces under attack in Asian seas. Current law would forbid such action.

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