This is essentially tantamount to saying there is no more confidence in America’s ability to defend Japan, let alone be a reliable partner.
Japanese special forces would be more qualified than American to carry out amphibious combat operations against China’s People’s Liberation Army over the disputed Senkaku (Diaoyutai or Diaoyu) islands in the East China Sea, Vice Admiral Yoji Koda, a former fleet commander in chief of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force, has written in his article for the Tokyo-based Ships of the World magazine.
Japan has the Special Forces Group under its Ground Self-Defense Force and a Special Boarding Unit under the Maritime Self-Defense Force. The first unit was modeled after US Army Special Forces, the Green Berets, while the second is modeled after the US Navy SEALs.
Should the Japan-held islands be taken by the PLA, Japanese frogmen could launch surprise attacks by submarine and manned submersible, Koda wrote.
Full article: Japanese special forces ‘better than US’ to retake Diaoyutai (Want China Times)