The purpose of this paper is to provide an alternative framework for viewing U.S. Asian policy. To provide such a framework, this paper seeks to identify the basic objectives the Reagan Administration is pursuing in Northeast Asia, to analyze the administration's definition of what is required to achieve these objectives, and to describe the measures adopted by the administration to satisfy the requirements defined. In this way, the paper is designed to provide a better basis for assessing the management of U.S. security interests in Asia under the Reagan Administration.
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