The US-Japan alliance 1951-1976.
Freed, James Lowell
Buss, Claude A.
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Discusses factors influencing the decision to form alliances and applies them to the US treaty system in the post-World War II period with special emphasis on the US-Japan alliance. Traces the origin of the US commitment to the defense of Japan including negotiation of Peace and Security Treaties. Outlines US military aid to Japan from 1950 to1960, and the organization and growth of the Japanese Self Defense Forces. Discusses forces leading to the revision of the Mutual Security Treaty in 1960, and the corresponding change to military sales and licensing agreements as the method of transferring arms as Japanese self-confidence recovered. Analyzes strains which have developed in the alliance and gives recommendations for easing them. Contains several tables and graphs summarizing military aid and sales to Japan and other US allies in East Asia.