Sunday, September 20, 2009

F-22s But Again

As reported in The Cable, one of Washington's best foreign policy reads, Senator Dan Inouye (D-HI) holds onto the idea that Japan should be allowed to purchase F-22 Raptors, the American fifth generation fighter plane.

The Cable has a nice review of the issue and how just about every Obama official has made it clear that no more Raptors are going into production and that no foreign country will be allowed access to its technology.

I guess Senator Inouye did not get the memos that the F-22 is not for sale and that there has been a change of government in Japan with a political leadership now uninterested in offensive weapons. Or maybe the congressional affairs minister in the Japanese Embassy in Washington has not received them as well.

The Cable, the "inside baseball" report on Washington's foreign policy movers and shakers, is now edited by the very able Josh Rogin a Japan hand. Gambatte!

1 comment:

  1. Well, it seems as of the Cable might be ran by people who are a little too biased. If they are well versed on the issues then sure I trust them. Yet, if they are swinging a little too far on either side they will turn the paper into just another rag.


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