Kennan, George F.
October 1964
Foreign Affairs;Oct64, Vol. 43 Issue 1, p14
This article analyzes the problem of Japanese security and U.S. foreign policy within the context of the peace settlement among the U.S., Soviet Union and the vanquished Japan at the end of World War II. The demilitarization of Japan and the prohibition of resorting to war as an instrument of national policy enshrined in Japanese Constitution poses a foreign policy problem for the U.S. The threat of Soviet Union invasion of Japan need to be credibly deterred and only a U.S. military and security guarantee to Japan can assure such deterrence.


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