Publisher description for The armed forces of the USA in the Asia-Pacific region / Stanley B. Weeks, Charles A. Meconis.


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For over half a century, since Pearl Harbor brought the US into the Pacific War, America has been a dominant military power in Asia, challenged only by the then Soviet Union and China. This is the first unclassified account of America's military stake and current defensive and offensive capacity in Asia. It analyzes the role of US armed forces in Asia, including deterrent nuclear forces, in the context of defense policy and strategy. The possible future of US forces in the region is considered, and the book also considers the views of Asian nations on America’s continuing presence.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: United States Armed Forces Asia Operational readiness, United States Armed Forces Pacific Area Operational readiness, Asia Military relations United States, Pacific Area Military relations United States, United States Military relations Asia, United States Military relations Pacific Area, United States Defenses, United States Armed Forces, United States Military policy