Paul Nitze, long-time American strategist diplomat, passed away on October 19, 2004. One of the cornerstones of Nitze’s legacy is NSC-68, the State Department study that he directed on the verge of Korean War which urged military deterrence of the Soviet threat.
NSC-68 was important not only for American strategy but also for Japan, and may have affected the course of Japan’s post-World War II development more than the Japanese “Peace Constitution,” CNAPS Visiting Fellow Tomohiko Taniguchi argues.
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Competition over soft power in East Asia
There is no doubt in my mind and in the minds of anyone who understands foreign policy and East Asia that [Hillary] Clinton is the safer and more effective candidate for president, not only for Korea but for the rest of the world.
Unlike [Donald] Trump, [Hillary] Clinton understands geopolitics, has experienced diplomatic successes and failures, and firmly abides by the fact that alliance commitments are above individual presidents.