Accession Number : ADA293095

Title :   Time for a Change? Post-Cold War U.S. Grand Strategy in Northeast Asia.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Rodeman, Christopher A.

PDF Url : ADA293095

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 147

Abstract : Despite dramatic changes in the Northeast Asian security environment, America's regional grand strategy has continued to be guided by inertia. This thesis contends that a multipolar, balance of power system is emerging in Northeast Asia, and that the appropriate U.S. response is to adopt a grand strategy of selective engagement. The first half of this thesis focuses on U.S. security interests, the Northeast Asian threat environment, and the shortcomings of post-Cold War U.S. policies. The second half describes the diplomatic, military and economic attributes of a selective engagement grand strategy. Recognizing that the age of geopolitics has not yet ended in Northeast Asia, U.S. diplomacy would endeavor to maintain equilibrium and prevent the rise of a regional hegemony by casting the United States in the role of balancer, grand facilitator, and honest broker. Militarily, a selective engagement approach would capitalize on the strengths of a maritime grand strategy to provide more flexibility at a lower cost. Finally, a grand strategy of selective engagement would acknowledge the centrality of economics to national security by linking economic policies directly to political and military strategy. (RWJ)

Descriptors :   *MILITARY STRATEGY, *NATIONAL SECURITY, *GEOPOLITICS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), FOREIGN POLICY, POLICIES, POLITICAL SCIENCE, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, ENVIRONMENTS, ECONOMICS, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), THREATS, MILITARY DOCTRINE, POLITICAL ALLIANCES, THESES, THREAT EVALUATION, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, COLD WAR, NORTHEAST ASIA, BALANCE OF POWER.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Defense Systems
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Naval Surface Warfare
      Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE