Military Illusions

Morgenthau, Hans J.
March 1956
New Republic;3/19/56, Vol. 134 Issue 12, p14
The article comments on the immaturity of the Asian policy of the United States in view of the changing world scenario. The article adds that the military policy of the U.S. is fraught with illusion and danger. The policies of the U.S. in Asia are irrelevant to the political problems it is confronted with. At best they are inefficient and are mere propaganda, the article analyzes. This holds equal water in the case of U.S. military policy to Asia. The U.S. military policies in Asia owe their existence to the shock of the Korean War. The North Korean attack demonstrated the need for local military defenses wherever a similar attack was likely to occur. However, the Korean War gave rise to a broad interpretation of the Asian problem in primarily military terms.


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