Do you want to prevent the United States from parking their military power off of your coast? Well the Japanese found a solution, have a nuclear power plant facing a potential meltdown:
Experts say a disaster on the scale of Chernobyl in the 1980s is highly unlikely because the reactors are built to a higher standard and have much more rigorous safety measures.
But the US said it had moved one of its aircraft carriers from the area after detecting low-level radiation 160km (100 miles) offshore.
Problem solved. Slight sarcasm aside the damage caused in Japan by the recent Tsunami is pretty horrific. Between the death toll so far as the problems occurring afterward Japan is in pretty rough shape on their coastline. I have one friend who is currently living there, thankfully far enough inland to be OK, who reported that they will be facing power outages until April. That is a minor inconvenience, unless of course you’re a hospital (I’m unsure if it’s just residential areas that are facing power outages or entire cities, either way most hospitals have backup generators). I’m sure water contamination is going to be a huge problem for a while and it will probably be months before all the dead are found.
Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery Japan.