The US-Japan Alliance: Sharing the Burden of Defense
NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC RESEARCH DIRECTORATE
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Only of late has defense burden sharing emerged as a key issue in US-Japanese relations this increasingly important matter is the focus of this National Security Affairs monographs. The author examines the legal, political, economic, and attitudinal constraints inhibiting the Japanese from contributing more to their own or regional defense. Although these constraints have not prevented Japan from meeting its treaty obligations, they are factors if Japan is to assume a larger share in its defense. Captain Reed points to areas wherein Japan could well contribute without raising the specter of a resurgent Japanese militarism. There are reassuring signs that Japan may well support a fuller partnership in the US-Japan security alliance.
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