In “Wide Opening” (AW&ST Oct. 14-21, p. 32), your secondary headline states: “JAL order for Airbus A350s breaks Boeing's hold on Japan.” While none of the Airbus countries—France, Germany, Britain and Spain—would lift a finger to defend Japan, that country has for seven decades been sheltered under the U.S. military umbrella, which costs us 4.9% of our GDP ($643 billion last year), allowing Japan to spend 1% of their GDP on their token military. We've been able to do this ...

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