Accession Number : ADA239309


Title :   The US-Japan Security Bargain: Origins and Transformation


Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Drohan, Thomas A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a239309.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 470


Abstract : The transformation of the US-Japan security alliance from its Occupation origins toward strategic partnership is as important as it is contentious. Given their combined economic and military potential, harmonious security relations between these two leading industrialized democracies are essential for global stability. The original post war framework for US-Japan security cooperation has evolved politically, militarily and economically -- but specifically how and why, and what kind of future relationship is emerging? While policy makers in both nations describe the bilateral relationship as fundamental to national security in East Asia, the direction of the alliance remains a source of confusion. Some experts view US-Japan security relations in terms of steady movement toward a strategic partnership; others warn of alliance breakdown due to divisive effects of trade disputes. Recently, alarmist literature has begun to be balanced by scholarly examination of the changing security relationship; however, in the process, the nature of the security relationship itself has become an issue in US-Japan relations.


Descriptors :   *ECONOMICS , SOURCES , STABILITY , GLOBAL , FAR EAST , NATIONAL SECURITY , SECURITY , POSTWAR OPERATIONS , STEADY STATE , JOBS


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE