Accession Number : ADA194427

Title :   Japanese Rearmament: A Security Dilemma for U.S. Interests in Northeast Asia.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Pyatt, Richard L

PDF Url : ADA194427

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : This report considers whether Japanese rearmament poses a security dilemma for U.S. interests in Northeast Asis. Examined are U.S. security interests in the region, the historical pressures and constraints for Japanese rearmament, and the evolving nature of the Japanese Self Defense Forces. This paper was written because military officers focus exclusively on Soviet-American security issues and fail to recognize developing long term global security trends. The conclusion supports building a stronger alliance with Japan which utilizes Japanese wealth and technology toward a shared destiny. The consequences of Japan-bashing and driving Japan toward unilateral security assumptions is not in the interest of either of these two great democracies.

Descriptors :   *ECONOMICS, *NATIONAL SECURITY, GLOBAL, JAPAN, NORTHEAST ASIA, PATTERNS, SECURITY, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, USSR, MILITARY PERSONNEL, OFFICER PERSONNEL, NATIONAL DEFENSE

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE