Asian Security in the 1980s: Problems and Policies for a Time of Transition

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Asian Security in the 1980s: Problems and Policies for a Time of Transition

Edited by Richard H. Solomon
Rand, 1979
305 pp.
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The most critical aspects of Asian security are authoritatively treated in this excellent symposium. The emphasis is on American defense planning in the context of the Sino-Soviet conflict, the Soviet military presence in Asia, changing Japanese security perspectives, and the outlook in Korea, Vietnam and Indonesia. These papers were first presented to a Rand conference in January 1979, attended by U.S. officials as well as Asians, and reflect the concerns of that time. A summary of the conference discussions is included and is quite valuable.