SELECTIVE NONINVOLVEMENT IN SOUTHEAST ASIA: US SECURITY POLICY IN THE SEVENTIES.
RESEARCH ANALYSIS CORP MCLEAN VA
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In all global regions, the nations closely tied to the US find it essential to shape their foreign and defense policies for the 1970s in the light of President Nixons Guam Doctrine. Probably the concern is greatest among the nations bordering the Pacific, particularly in Southeast Asia. Demands for withdrawal from that region have been current for some time in the US, and there is every reason to believe that US policy makers will strive to avoid any recurrence of the difficulties and frustrations that have accompanied US efforts in Vietnam. But what of Southeast Asia after Vietnam. Does major US concern with that region essentially come to an end when the Vietnam effort has been brought to a resolution. Is there likely to be a need for continued US concern with the defense and security problems of the region, and if so, are there directions for US policy which need to be identified at the beginning of the decade. This paper represents an effort to examine these problems. Author
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