Accession Number : AD0765637

Title :   Pacific Region Strategy: Geographic Isolation.

Descriptive Note : Student Essay.

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Stratis,S. John

Report Date : 02 NOV 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : An analysis of US security interests in the Pacific Region shows that the key factor is the prevention of domination of the Region by one nation, and this reduces to insuring the freedom of Japan and Indonesia from the People's Republic of China. Recommendations are made that the US should adopt a maritime strategy developed around a geographic isolation concept which excludes the use of ground forces on the Asian mainland (less Malaysia), regardless of the form of aggression. The geographic isolation concept allows the US to take advantage of its expertise in airmobile and amphibious operations. Further, it provides the US the opportunity to develop a winning approach to any future conflict in the Region. The necessary readjustments to US agreements are considered feasible, and stress is placed on the continuation of US aid activities to friendly Pacific Region nations. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*FAR EAST, POLITICAL SCIENCE), (*UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, MILITARY STRATEGY), PACIFIC OCEAN, JAPAN, CHINA, INDONESIA

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE