Accession Number : ADA263840


Title :   Alternate Security Architectures for East Asia from the ASEAN Perspective


Descriptive Note : Study project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Huso, Ravic R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a263840.pdf


Report Date : 15 Mar 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 34


Abstract : During the post-World War II period, a forward-based U.S. military presence and a network of U.S. bilateral alliances represented the constituted an effective strategy for preserving the stability of the East Asia region. With the end of the Cold War, however, Asians are demonstrating a new interest in redefining the region's security architecture in preparation for a future in which the U.S. is no longer the principal guarantor of regional security but only one of several major actors. Asian governments are now actively debating how best to institutionalize security dialogue and new patterns of cooperation that will deal with emerging sources of instability and, at the same time, keep the U.S. engaged in the region as a benign balancer. This paper discusses the foundations of U.S. strategy towards the defense of Asia and proposals for enhanced multilateral security cooperation to respond to the altered strategic environment in the region.


Descriptors :   *ASIA , *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , ARCHITECTURE , COLD WAR , COOPERATION , ENVIRONMENTS , INSTABILITY , NETWORKS , PATTERNS , PREPARATION , REGIONS , SECURITY , STABILITY , STRATEGY


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Geography
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE