The US-Japan Alliance: 1951-1976.
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This report discusses factors influencing the decision to form alliances and applies them to the US treaty system in the post-World War II period with special emphasis on the US-Japan alliance. The origins of the US commitment to the defense of Japan including negotiations of Peace and Security Treaties are traced. It outlines US military aid to Japan from 1950 to 1960, and the organization and growth of the Japanese Self Defense Forces. Forces leading to the revision of the Mutual Security Treaty in 1960, and the corresponding change to military sales and licensing agreements as the method of transferring arms as Japanese self-confidence recovered are discussed. Strains which have developed in the alliance and gives recommendations for easing them are analyzed. It also contains several tables and graphs summarizing military aid and sales to Japan and other US allies in East Asia. Author
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Government and Political Science
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics