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Issues & Insights Vol. 07 – No. 01

Unlike its two predecessors, the George W. Bush administration has not issued a comprehensive specifically East Asia-oriented document outlining its strategic intentions and priorities for East Asia. Nonetheless, a careful review of the White House’s 2006 National Security Strategy (NSS) and the Pentagon’s Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) provides a clear outline of the Bush administration’s strategic vision for East Asia. This paper examines those two documents and provides a general overview of the strategic vision that is likely to guide the Bush administration during its final two years.