Accession Number:

ADA276673

Title:

American Security Policy in the Pacific: A New Paradigm

Descriptive Note:

Research rept. Aug 1991-Apr 1992

Corporate Author:

INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

Is Americas security policy in the Pacific inappropriate to security needs in the 21st century Does this policy paradigm degrade otherwise good relations with japan, one of Americas most important Pacific allies and trading partners In responding yes to both questions, this paper examines historical trends and events defining Japanese policy to gain insights into future Japanese policy. The second area focuses on the Communist threat, differing security paradigms of Pacific nations, and national security interests shared by the United States and Japan. This area concludes that nations with shared security interests can coexist and prosper despite having varying security needs. The third area builds on the first two by suggesting that NATO burden-sharing formulations are inappropriate to the Pacific region and the Base Force- reconstitution-deferred production approach to force development and sustainment should be revisited. It also suggest that the United states should adopt an evolutionary security policy framework with a greater economic focus to better support Americas Pacific security interests.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science
  • Geography
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE