De­fence anal­y­sis

Townsville Bulletin - - Our Defenders -

by Ross East­gate

Ross East­gate is a mil­i­tary his­to­rian, writer and jour­nal­ist spe­cial­is­ing in De­fence. A grad­u­ate of Dun­troon and the Army Com­mand and Staff Col­lege, he has served in the Mid­dle East, PNG and East Timor.

Ja­pan and par­tic­u­larly Ok­i­nawa have been im­por­tant strate­gic bases for the US, as demon­strated by their role dur­ing the Korean and Viet­nam wars.

Even now they play a cru­cial role in sup­port­ing the US mil­i­tary pres­ence in the Pa­cific and Asia, par­tic­u­larly since the with­drawal of US

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