Two Centuries of U. S. Foreign Policy: The Documentary Record

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except for the threat of a major power involving nuclear weapons, that the United States is going to encourage and has a right to expect that this problem will be increasingly handled by, and the responsibility for it taken by, the Asian nations themselves.

I believe, incidentally, from my preliminary conversations with several Asian leaders over the past few months that they are going to be willing to undertake this responsibility. It will not be easy. But if the United States just continues down the road of responding to requests for assistance, of assuming the primary responsibility for defending these countries when they have internal problems or external problems, they are never going to take care of themselves.

I should add to that, too, that when we talk about collective security for Asia, I realize that at this time that looks like a weak reed. It actually is. But looking down the road--I am speaking now of 5 years from now, 10 years from now--I think collective security, insofar as it deals with internal threats to any one of the countries, or insofar as it deals with a threat other than that posed by a nuclear power, I believe that this is an objective which free Asian nations, independent Asian nations, can seek and which the United States should support.

[5.] Q. Mr. President, when you speak of internal threats, do you include threats internally assisted by a country from the outside, such as we have in Vietnam?

THE PRESIDENT. Generally speaking, that is the kind of internal threat that we do have in the Asian countries. For example, in Thailand the threat is one that is indigenous to a certain extent to the northeast and the north, but that would not be too serious if it were not getting the assistance that it was from the outside. The same is true in several of the other Asian countries.


FURTHER READINGS

Ambrose Stephen E., Nixon, 3 volumes ( New York: Simon and Schuster, 1987- 1991).

Gaddis John Lewis, The United States and the End of the Cold War ( New York: Oxford University Press, 1992).

Garthoff Raymond L., Détente and Confrontation: American-Soviet Relations from Nixon to Reagan ( Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution, 1994).

Isaacson Walter, Kissinger ( New York: Simon and Schuster, 1992).

Litwak Robert Détente and the Nixon Doctrine ( New York: Cambridge University Press, 1984).

Parmet Herbert, Richard Nixon and His America ( Boston: Little, Brown, 1990).

Schulzinger Robert D., Henry Kissinger ( New York: Columbia University Press, 1989).

Stevenson Richard W., The Rise and Fall of Détente ( Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1985).

Thornton Richard, The Nixon-Kissinger Years: The Reshaping of American Foreign Policy ( New York: Paragon House, 1989).

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