Cops of the Pacific?
The U.S. Military’s Role in Asia in the Age of Trump
By Tim Shorrock
Despite the attention being given to America’s roiling wars and conflicts in the Greater Middle East, crucial decisions about the global role of U.S. military power may be made in a region where, as yet, there are no hot wars: Asia. Donald Trump will arrive in the Oval Office in January at a moment when Pentagon preparations for a future U.S.-Japan-South Korean triangular military alliance, long in the planning stages, may have reached a crucial make-or-break moment. Whether those plans go forward and how the president-elect responds to them could help shape our world in crucial ways into the distant future.
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Cops of the Pacific? The U.S. Military’s Role in Asia in the Age of Trump
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