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Westward Watch: The United States And The Changing Western Pacific
Westward Watch: The United States And The Changing Western Pacific
By Norman D. Palmer
Pergamon-Brassey's, 1987, 176 pp

This is a very clear-eyed and comprehensive overview of American security policies in the Asia-Pacific region. It concludes with a sober warning that the U.S. still lacks well-defined policies for dealing with the region. Palmer warns that the United States must take a broader approach to security, embracing nonmilitary as well as military aspects, and must search for "a wider framework of cooperation" within and beyond the region. Unfortunately, he does not expand on these ideas.