The Future Role of the United States in Asia and the Pacific.

by Guy J. Pauker

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The text of a statement to the Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs of the U.S. House of Representatives, suggesting general directions for U.S. and Asian political affairs. American experience in Southeast Asia has shown that intervention should be considered only when the major Asian balance of power is in danger from a nation or coalition with hegemonial ambitions. Insurgency and subversion should be countered through ad hoc security arrangements among Southeast Asian and Southwest Pacific countries, including Australia and New Zealand. The U.S. role would be to furnish an overall nuclear deterrent against massive conventional attacks and to supply industrial resources so as to coordinate the military capabilities of SEA nations. The United States need not actually participate in the defense plans of those nations. 9 pp.

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