In an analysis of the American alliances in the Far East and Western Pacific, one should begin with a consideration of the strategic importance of the free countries of that area to the United States, and then turn to the objectives of Peking and Washington toward them.
Fifield, Russell H.
"School of Naval Warfare: U.S. Objectives and Treaty Organizations in Asia and the Western Pacific,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 19
, Article 3.
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