Accession Number:

AD0848055

Title:

Prospects for Regional Military Cooperation in Southeast Asia.

Descriptive Note:

Technical paper,

Corporate Author:

RESEARCH ANALYSIS CORP MCLEAN VA

Report Date:

1969-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

83.0

Abstract:

This paper examines past and current attitudes toward regional defense cooperation in Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. The analysis provides a methodology that can be used to appraise the security threats to each nation over time. The authors assume that each nation faces four types of security threat threats associated with legal political participation threats associated with ethnic, regional, and ideological groups threats associated with neighboring nations and threats associated with international powers prominent in Asia. The authors assume that each type of security threat has changed significantly in recent years. That change is central to the rekindled interest in regional military cooperation. In the future, changing perceptions of the threat will be an important underpinning for prospects for cooperation. This analysis examines that threat perception from three standpoints a the individual perceptions of the seven nations b the basic characteristics of the threats as perceived by the seven nations and c continuing reappraisal of the threats over time. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE