Redefining the US -Japan Alliance
Tokyo's National Defense Program
This paper examines Japan's National Defense Program after the Cold War and its effect on the defense relations between the country and the US. The author argues that the US and Japan face a number of key issues that provide an opportunity for reinvigorating and redefining the management of their alliance. The paper concludes that officials in both countries should make it a high priority to redefine the alliance in terms of revised global realities, deepen the level of trust and understanding between the two govemments, and strengthen their mutual interdependence and military interoperability.
© 1994 Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS)
Patrick M. Cronin, Michael J. Green