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Published: 22 October 1987

368 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780195051902

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The American Occupation of Japan

The Origins of the Cold War in Asia

Michael Schaller

Tracing the origins of the cold war in Asia to the postwar occupation of Japan by U.S. troops, Schaller's intriguing account demonstrates that the reconstruction of postwar Japan shaped not only the future of that country but also the future of U.S. policy throughout postwar Asia. It explores how the U.S.'s determination to secure Japan--the ultimate Asian "domino"--eventually led to U.S. intervention in China, extended military aid to the French in Indochina, and entry into the Korean War.