Any strategy built on the mantra of “doing more with less” will fail. We must do more with more. To do this at a time of austerity in our defense spending, the United States must reinvigorate its multilateral engagement to bring in allied capabilities and investments to replace our decline in expenditures. We must expand beyond our historical key alliances (including Britain, Canada, and Australia) and leverage an underutilized partnership with a counterpart that is mature and poised for increased leadership on the world stage. We need to take the next step and allow Japan, the “Britain of Asia,” with her economic and industrial might, to in earnest embrace her moniker.
'The Britain of Asia'
Strengthening our alliance with Japan would boost regional security and benefit both nations.
By Lieutenant Joshua Duran, U.S. Navy