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Historical Factors Of Japanese Defense And The Proposed National Defense Program Outline, Matthew Eussen Apr 1996

Historical Factors Of Japanese Defense And The Proposed National Defense Program Outline, Matthew Eussen

Political Science and International Relations Undergraduate Theses

From the 1940s to the 1990s, Japan’s military has undergone serious changes. Reinstitutionalized, defense has grown larger within an American alliance and as a member of the United States containment strategy.3 The United States guaranteed the security of Japan through its nuclear security umbrella and an American commitment of troops to the region. As the United States economy fell into relative decline, it placed pressure upon Japan to increase its defense commitments. In 1991, the Cold War ended and a new regime took power in the Soviet Union. It was a time to celebrate -- large forces no longer ...