Accession Number:

ADA346241

Title:

U.S. Facilities Access in Southeast Asia

Descriptive Note:

Strategic research project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-03-16

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

This paper is a review of U.S. policies governing facilities access in Southeast Asia as contained in the National Security Strategy NSS, the National Military Strategy NMS, and U.S. Pacific Command Strategy. The various security strategies work in unison to achieve security in the Southeast Asia region. Access to facilities is essential should the U.S. need to rely on military force to ensure stability and maintain its national interests. There are numerous influences that could enhance the U.S. position in the region and there are some that could jeopardize the U.S. position. Some are controllable by the U.S. and others are not. The U.S. must take all the necessary steps to ensure that vital facilities will be available when needed. This paper recommends that the U.S. pursue a multilateral framework for access and that, if a multilateral agreement cannot be negotiated, the U.S. continue to pursue bilateral arrangements.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE