Military Missions Under Pressure

Team Infidel

Forum Spin Doctor
Washington Times
October 19, 2007
Pg. 15
TOKYO — Japan's opposition yesterday denounced a bill to extend support for U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan and proposed scrapping an air mission in Iraq as well, ramping up pressure on the government.
The main opposition Democratic Party of Japan won control of one house of parliament in July and has vowed to scuttle the government's agenda until Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda calls an early general election.
Mr. Fukuda's predecessor Shinzo Abe resigned last month, citing his failure to extend the naval mission supporting U.S.-led troops in Afghanistan, which expires on Nov. 1.