Accession Number:

ADA222867

Title:

Pacific Area Coordination and Security

Descriptive Note:

Study project,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-04-19

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

National security is a basic reason for creating a nation -- i.e., to be able to live free from harm or intimidation by other nations. The United States has used various approaches or strategies for promoting or protecting national security. A national security strategy is formulated based on three key types of variables the national interests, the global and the regional environment, and the available elements of national power to promote or protect the interests. The national interests include political, economic and military interests -- both domestic and international. The environment includes political, social-cultural, economic and military developments across a region. National power includes military power plus economic, diplomatic and moral persuasion. When the interests, the environment or the power change, the government should determine if the change is significant. If significant, the rationale for the national security strategy in the region should be examined and, perhaps, the strategy should be adjusted. The Pacific region facts suggest significant changes in the environment. The evolving environment suggests a rationale for adjusting the national security strategy by introducing a Pacific Area Coordination and Security regime. sdw

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE