4 years ago in Blog
In July 2014, Japan's government approved a reinterpretation of this article despite concerns and disapproval from mainland China and South Korea, although the United States supported the move. This reinterpretation would allow Japan to exercise the right of "collective self defense" and exercise military action if one of its allies were to be attacked. It is considered by some parties as illegitimate, posing a serious danger to Japan's democracy since the Prime Minister circumvented the constitutional amendment procedure, dictating a radical change to the meaning of fundamental principles in the Constitution by way of Cabinet fiat without Diet debate, vote, or public approval.
7 years ago in Blog
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security was a panicked reaction to the Sept. 11 attacks.http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-07-15/the-case-for-abolishing-the-dhs
The DHS was suggested way in advance, for one, as was going to war in the Middle East.
As for the panic: