By Joo-Hong Nam
The e-book analyses the strategic reason of the yankee safety dedication to South Korea within the mild of the palpable failure of containment method in Indo-China. in the course of the Nineteen Seventies the quandary confronting successive American administrations used to be that, while wishing to keep up their previous dedication to South Korea, that they had no wish to preside over one other Vietnam. army dedication and political help have been inevitably disengaged, and the Nixon doctrine served as either the tip and the technique of containment method in Asia. The research identifies the crucial stipulations that experience stimulated altering American views on South Korea, and examines many of the basic difficulties of collective safety within the area. distinctive within the direct engagement of China, the Soviet Union and the U.S., the protection place of South Korea bears without delay upon the success of peace and balance all through East Asia.
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