America's Strategy in Southeast Asia: From Cold War to Terror War

America's Strategy in Southeast Asia: From Cold War to Terror War by James A. Tyner epub pdf fb2

Title: America's Strategy in Southeast Asia: From Cold War to Terror War
Author: James A. Tyner
ISBN10: 0742553582
ISBN13: 978-0742553583
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 20, 2006)
Language: English
Subcategory: Humanities
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Pages: 268 pages
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America's Strategy in Southeast Asia: From Cold War to Terror War by James A. Tyner


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Since the end of the Second World War, Southeast Asia has served as a surrogate space to further American imperial interests, which are economic, political, territorial, and moral in scope. America's Strategy in Southeast Asia contends that the construction of Southeast Asia as a geographic entity has been a crucial component in the creation of the American empire. America's most blatant experience of colonial rule, for example, occurred in Southeast Asia (in the Philippines). America's longest war was fought in Southeast Asia (in Vietnam). And most recently, Southeast Asia has been identified by some American policy makers, rightly or wrongly, as the "Second Front" in the War on Terror. And yet, what has been America's overriding strategy in Southeast Asia?