By Robert D. Eldridge
Utilizing a multi-national and multi-archival method of this diplomatic heritage research, the writer examines comprehensively and in nice element for the 1st time the origins of the so-called Okinawa challenge. additionally inlcludes 4 maps.
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Different attitudes and reactions could well be expected and lznowledge of the Olzinawan history might be used among the more intelligent members of the population to gain their confidence and respect. Cooperation greater than that of the Naichijin [mainland Japanese] might well be loolzed foc Their abilities along certain lines might also be utilized so that these people could play an important role and one quite different from that of the Japanese proper in any plans for reconstruction. A second important series of studies on Okinawa done by the military appeared in late 1944 as the decision was made to invade Okinawa.
These areas "essential to our national defense or for the protection of United States interests" included were the Galapagos Islands and Clipperton Island (along the South Pacific Routes), the Hawaiian Islands, Wake Island, Marcus, Marshall Islands, Caroline Islands, Palau Islands, Bonin Islands, Philippines, and the Marianas Islands. S. base establishments in the areas where the United States did not presently have either. Interestingly for our study, the Ryukyu Islands were Copyright 2001 by Robert D.
The result was that when hostilities broke out, the Japanese military was able to quickly take control over the Pacific at a minimum cost. S. servicemen died over the course of the war. The mistake of losing control of areas vital to America's defense could not be repeated, military and government leaders pleaded during and after the war. S. Forces in the Far East, and later Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers (SCAP) in Japan, for Copyright 2001 by Robert D. Eldridge 10 Okinnwa in Postwar US-Japan Relations example, declared on numerous occasions that the East Coast of Asia, not simply the West Coast of the continental United States or even Hawaii, had to be considered America's first line of defense.