We need to expand the VFA to include Japan. The AFP is too weak to defend the country on its own, all because of the neglect of politicians, who only care about their pockets. The complaints of leftists are not based on reality. China is now at our doorsteps. When will the leftists consent to the presence of US forces? When China has already invaded Palawan? All that rhetoric and criticism of the VFA and the proposed inclusion of Japan are misguided. We have to be more realistic and practical. Whether we like it or not, we need the US. If we need to, we should amend the VFA. If we scrap the VFA then we should be prepared to speak Mandarin.
Tom De Leon