The Liberal Democratic Party and the New Komeito Party agreed in working-level talks on the possession of "counterattack capability" to strike enemy missile launch sites.

However, it has been pointed out that it is difficult to determine how the opponent will launch an armed attack, which is a prerequisite for a counterattack. increase.

Working-level talks between the Liberal Democratic Party and the New Komeito Party aimed at strengthening defense capabilities on the 2nd agreed on the possession of "counterattack capabilities" to hit enemy missile launch sites, etc., and the government will revise the National Security Strategy by the end of the year. It is a policy to include "counterattack capability" in one document.

The government has said that the timing of the use of force will be when the enemy launches an armed attack, and that it will not launch a preemptive strike and will maintain an exclusively defensive policy. , the issue is whether they will understand that there is no change in the concept of exclusive defense without preemptive strikes.

In addition, the government is considering the development of an improved version of the domestically produced guided missile "Type 12 surface-to-ship guided missile" as equipment that exercises "counterattack capability", but it is doubtful whether the region where it will be deployed will understand. is also expected to become a focus in the future.