TOKYO, Dec 24- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe unveiled a new cabinet on Wednesday, appointing a defence chief whose desire for a stronger pre-emptive strike capability could rile neighbour China. Gen Nakatani, a lawmaker who served in the armed forces for several years, has served as defence minister before and favours Japan having the ability to hit enemy...» Read More
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