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Accession Number ADA589826
Title Securing East Asia's Future by Rebalancing the U.S.- Japan Alliance.
Publication Date Mar 2013
Media Count 32p
Personal Author J. M. Peck
Abstract The concurrent rise of historical East Asia regional competitors, Japan and China, presents new challenges and opportunities for the United States. as it rebalances its foreign policy focus to the Pacific after more than a decade of war in the Middle East and Central Asia. Maintaining regional stability for continued economic growth is a central theme as the U.S.-Japan alliance objectives shift away from Cold War containment of communism. This paper explains how defense planners can strengthen the U.S-Japan mutual defense treaty in ways that operationalize the alliance and provide a foundation for the continued security and stability of East Asia, and why Japanese constitutional reform is critical to this effort. Given the significant historical and cultural challenges that have resulted from Japan's violent history with its neighbors, the paper also will discuss how the United States and Japan can work to shape a regional environment accommodating to the peaceful normalization of Japan.
Keywords Article 9
Asia-pacific region
Collective defense
Constitutional law
Constitutional reform
Defense planning
Foreign policy
International relations
Mutual defense treaty
North korea
Pacific ocean islands
Pivot to asia
Political alliances
Regional reconciliation
Regional security
Regional stability
South korea
Territorial disputes
United states government

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
92D - Education, Law, & Humanities
92E - International Relations
Corporate Author Army War Coll., Carlisle Barracks, PA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Research paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1409
Contract Number N/A

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