The challenges of common security: choices for U.S.-Japan defense cooperation in the 1980s

by Richard H. Solomon


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The United States and its treaty and trading partners are faced with the challenges of success in civilian economic development. They must match their industrial and technological dynamism with contemporary security challenges in Asia in order to maintain what they have collectively achieved since World War II. Japan and the United States must form a coalition of allied and friendly powers if the growing Soviet military threat is to be neutralized. The Soviet challenge in the area must be met with a broad program of political, economic, and military cooperation which will protect collective interests. If we are to attain broader consensus on an appropriate security program for the United States, Japan, Western Europe, and other friendly states, a number of policy guidelines require heightened emphasis. These include the importance of coherent political leadership; the imperative of improved policy coordination; and the need for balanced security relations.

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