Accession Number : ADA298441

Title :   United States Security Strategy for the East Asia-Pacific Region.

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA298441

Report Date : FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : The United States National Security Strategy published in July 1994 is based on enlarging the community of market democracies while deterring and containing a range of threats to our nation, our allies and our interests. Focusing on new threats and new opportunities, its central goals are: to enhance security by maintaining a strong defense capability and promoting cooperative security measures; to open foreign markets and spur global economic growth; and to promote democracy abroad. In accordance with the National Security Strategy, this document explains United States defense policy toward furthering these goals in the Asia-Pacific region. It builds upon the Strategy's emphasis on maintaining a strong defense capability to enhance U.S. security and to provide a foundation for regional stability through mutually beneficial security partnerships. As the Strategy states, East Asia is a region of growing importance to American goals: nowhere are the strands of our three-part strategy more intertwined; nowhere is the need for continued engagement more evident. In thinking about the Asia-Pacific region, security comes first, and a committed United States military presence will continue to serve as a bedrock for America's security role in this dynamic area of the world. The regional security strategy for the Asia-Pacific region emphasizes strengthening the bilateral alliances that have been at the heart of United States strategy for more than forty years. The United States is also committed to contribute to regional security through active participation in new multi-lateral fora like the ASEAN Regional Forum. Through such multi-lateral mechanisms the countries of the region seek to develop new cooperative approaches to achieve greater stability and security.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY STRATEGY, *NATIONAL SECURITY, FOREIGN POLICY, MILITARY OPERATIONS, STABILITY, UNITED STATES, SYMPOSIA, POLICIES, MARKETING, STRATEGY, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, FOREIGN, COMMUNITIES, ECONOMICS, THREATS, DYNAMICS, SECURITY, REGIONS, PACIFIC OCEAN, STRANDS, ASIA, DEMOCRACY, FAR EAST.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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