An Analysis of the Department of State - Department of Defense Role in the Implementation of United States Foreign Policy in Japan, South Korea and the Republic of China
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The security policy involving East Asian countries was found to be highly centralized, especially around Secretary of State Kissinger. The State Department and the Dept. of Defense have emerged with crucial roles in the formulation and implementation of this policy, as it involves military security decisions and commitments which have political impact. Consultation between the two Departments at the lower levels is effectively coordinated. However, there seems to be a need for more consideration to be given to this level of inter- agency coordination.
- Government and Political Science