Sun, 23 Apr 2000 03:23:44 -0400 (EDT)

Blackeagle wrote:
> away from it's ardently pacifist postwar roots toward being a normal

Hmm I am not so sure I would call it "root"...

> to protect these interests. However, the end of the cold war means the U.S.
> is not quite so ardent at protecting other countries interests. Our

I don't see any change in US foreign policy after the "end" (as you so
optimisticly call it) of the Cold War.

> inaction during the East Timor crisis threw this fact into stark relief for
> both Japan and Australia. Acquiring the ability to protect it's own
> interests, at least on a limited basis when the U.S. isn't interested, is
> the logical step for Japan to take.

But Japan and Kuwait have things that East Timor and Tibet don't.

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