Stability, Security Structures, and U.S. Policy for East Asia and the Pacific
ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The author analyzes U.S. security policy in East Asia and the Pacific against the background of the post-cold war strategic environment in the region and the preoccupation with domestic economic problems at home. He concludes that current security policy, while successful and generally well received in the region, would better serve U.S. objectives with the cost of fewer resources if it were executed through a complex of security structures, and not only U.S. bilateral arrangements. While comprehensive organizations like NATO or CSCE are probably unwise for East Asia and the Pacific, a variety of existing structures can be orchestrated into a security system which will promote U.S. objectives with limited direct participation. East Asia, Pacific, Regional structures, Bilateral agreements, U.S. Security relations, Policy of containment, Soviet Union.
- Government and Political Science