In This Review
Sheathing The Sword: The Demilitarization Of Postwar Japan
Macmillan, 1987, 364 pp.
The authors combine a selective history of American occupation policy with a survey of four decades of pressure on Japan to devote more resources to its armed strength. They describe Japan as effectively demilitarized as a result of initial (although soon regretted) U.S. policy and the continuing will of the majority of Japanese people. They argue the unwisdom of American efforts to reverse the situation.
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