Okinawa in the American Empire

  • Mark Selden
Keywords: History, Imperialism

Abstract

The Ryukyus, surrounded on three sides by major powers of East Asia, are the most strategic outposts of freedom in the Far East. Known as the "Keystone of the Pacific," Okinawa, the most important island, is 800 nautical miles southwest of Tokyo, 325 nautical miles northeast of Taipei, 750 nautical miles northeast of Manila, and 700 nautical miles northeast of Hong Kong.
Published
1971-03-03
Section
Articles