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Japan, US plan 'attack base' to respond to possible Taiwan crisis with China - Reports

Washington, Dec 23 (UNI/Sputnik) The US and Japanese armed forces have drafted a joint operational plan to create an attack base on the Nansei islands - southwest of the Japan’s main islands - from which to respond to any crisis over the sovereignty of Taiwan, Kyodo News reported on Thursday.
Japan and the United States are expected to start work to formalize the operational plan in January 2022 when their top defense and foreign policy officials are scheduled to meet anyway in their regular "two-by-two" talks, the report said citing sources in the Japanese government.
The United States military will receive support from Japan's Self-Defense Forces and will deploy US troops on the islands if a Taiwan crisis erupts, the report also said.
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