US Military Power in the Pacific: Problems and Prospects: Part II

  • Coral Bell
Part of the International Institute for Strategic Studies Conference Papers book series (IISSCP)


America’s alliance structure in the Pacific is rather like the city of San Francisco: widespread and impressive, but built over some diplomatic equivalents of the San Andreas Fault and therefore liable to be severely shaken from time to time. Nor can the possibility be dismissed that the subterranean movements which produce these periodic tremors may some day result in a serious swathe of destruction.


Liberal Democratic Party Alliance Structure Naval Ship Soviet Power Diplomatic Effort 
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© International Institute for Strategic Studies 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Coral Bell
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  1. 1.Department of International RelationsAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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