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PacNet #12 – US Alliances in Asia: Doing More with Less

Amidst all the change in Asia – new leaders in China, Japan, and South Korea, relentless military modernization programs in China and North Korea, territorial frictions that could produce conflict – we like to believe that one verity remains: the US and its five allies remain committed to their military partnerships and rely on them to create the peace and stability that has been the foundation of regional prosperity. Or do they?