Defence policies are often called a Defence White Paper, which is the paper produced for government and public review. Once approved, it becomes government and national policy.
The Japanese Ministry of Defense released the 2011 issue of this annual white paper on defense in September 2011. The report covers Japan's surrounding security environment, Japan's defense policy and and build-up of defense capability, and measures for Japan's defense.
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This white paper produced by the French government "substantially redefines French strategy in a 15-year perspective, embracing both defence and national security. It includes foreign security and domestic security, military means and civilian tools. It responds to risks emanating from either states or non-state actors. In an all-hazards approach, it deals with active, deliberate threats but also with the security implications of major disasters and catastrophes of a non-intentional nature."
The strategic defence and security review sets out how the government will go about securing Britain in an age of uncertainty.
This paper describes the restructuring of the German military, calling for the Bundeswehr's expansion to include a much larger deployment of German troops in international missions. The changes constitute the most dramatic restructuring of the country's military since 1945..