Accession Number : ADA266886


Title :   U.S. Naval Forces in Japan: Is Forward Basing Still Required


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS


Personal Author(s) : Mayne, Richard K


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a266886.pdf


Report Date : 17 May 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 30


Abstract : The need for continued forward basing of U.S. naval forces in Japan is considered against stated U.S. policy objectives in the Asia-Pacific region. The perception the end of the Cold War has reduced the threat to U.S. vital interests in the region has brought into question the need for forward basing of naval forces at current or reduce levels. Primary emphasis is placed on the political and military requirements behind forward basing in Japan rather than addressing specific ports or forces. Nations in the region see a strong and continuous U.S. naval presence as a stabilizing force to counter the tenuous security environment that currently exists. Forward basing also provides the Pacific Command critical advantages in the areas of forward presence and crisis response. The United States continues to maintain a policy of engagement in the Asia-Pacific region which is best served by continued forward basing of U.S. naval forces in Japan.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , REQUIREMENTS , MILITARY REQUIREMENTS , NATIONS , UNITED STATES , POLICIES , ENVIRONMENTS , THREATS , SECURITY , REGIONS , JAPAN , RESPONSE , COLD WAR , PERCEPTION , ASIA , ADDRESSING , COUNTERS


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE