- n. the Far East
“Bundy still accommodated dissent within his staff: his junior aide, East Asia expert James C. Thomson, Jr., would write a laudatory op-ed upon Bundys sudden death in 1996, highlighting how his boss tolerated and even encouraged his Vietnam skepticism at the very time Bundy himself was pressing for escalation.”
“The guarding of these territories — a collection of volcanic islands, coral atolls, and swatches of jungle — was the responsibility of the East Asia Squadron.”
“Kennedy reluctantly expanded the American commitment, with the active support of McNamara, Taylor, and (more skeptically) Rusk, and amid the active questioning of more junior officialsnotably Forrestal, Harriman, and Roger Hilsman (who had taken over the East Asia portfolio at State from Harriman).”
“If war broke out against France or Russia, the East Asia Squadron was expected to do well.”
“It included men (initially no women) of formidable Washington reputations: Halperin, Eagleburger, East Asia specialist Dick Sneider (the most effective Foreign Service officer of his generation), C.”
“The German East Asia Squadron appeared in the bay, German marines were landed, and, on March 6, 1899, Germany was granted a ninety-nine-year lease on the port and its hinterland.”
“For this reason, lean producers in the 1990s will need to create top-to-bottom, paper-concept to finished-car manufacturing systems in the three great markets of the world—North America, Europe, and East Asia centered on Japan.”
“The threats there, besides Goeben and Breslau, were the two powerful armored cruisers of the German East Asia Squadron, and seven widely scattered light cruisers.”
“See Takushiro Hattori, Dai-Toa Senso Zenshi (Complete History of the Greater East Asia War), 4 vols, (Tokyo: Masu Shobo, 1953), pp. 345–349 and 362.”
“Concern about Zbig was conveyed to Carter directly through a number of channelsHenry Kissinger and Richard Holbrooke soon to become assistant secretary of state for East Asia were among those who questioned his suitability for a senior position.”
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