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    Japan's Mistaken South Sudan Withdrawal

    Jeffrey W. Hornung

    Jun 8, 2017

    The Diplomat

    Being a proactive contributor to peace involves risk if a country is serious about gaining real-world experience. Pulling out of South Sudan deprives Japan's Self-Defense Force of crucial operational experience and sends a confusing message to the United States and the international community.

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