Accession Number : ADA113443

Title :   The Challenges of Common Security: Choices for U.S.-Japan Defense Cooperation in the 1980s,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Solomon,Richard H

PDF Url : ADA113443

Report Date : Sep 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The paper emphasizes both the common security challenge faced by Japan and the United States and the nature of the defense program that seems required of a coalition of friendly or allied powers if the Soviet military threat is to be effectively neutralized. The report also gives some sense of the positive progress in economic development and high living standards that should be protected, and the technological and industrial resource base that is available. Yet it is evident that the civilian and consumer orientation of the market economy states, and the powerful roles of public opinion and open political processes in governmental decision making, impose significant constraints on military spending and defense preparedness.

Descriptors :   *Defense planning, *Security, *Economics, United States, Japan, Political alliances, Foreign policy, Government(Foreign), United States Government, Econometrics, China, USSR, National defense, Joint military activities, Public opinion, Military procurement

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE