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Opinion

Japan should follow Germany's lead on Ukraine

Hard military power remains the best defense

| Japan
Olaf Scholz, pictured in Berlin on Feb. 26: the German Chancellor announced that Germany would immediately shift to spend 2% of its GDP on defense.   © dpa/AP

Elbridge Colby is a principal at the Marathon Initiative. He served as U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development from 2017-2018 and is author of "The Strategy of Denial: American Defense in an Age of Great Power Conflict."

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