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Q: U.S. post-Cold War military deployments in East Asia ( No Answer,   0 Comments )
Subject: U.S. post-Cold War military deployments in East Asia
Category: Relationships and Society > Government
Asked by: wilsonop-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 03 Oct 2005 09:18 PDT
Expires: 05 Oct 2005 06:32 PDT
Question ID: 575786
I'd like a summary of changes in U.S. military deployments in East
Asia during the period 1991-2000, with pointers toward available
military documents with this sort of information (
makes finding such documents a chore). The question I'm trying to
answer is: How did the U.S. respond militarily to rising China after
the Cold War (i.e., once the Soviet threat was gone)? Any suggestions
for further research into this subject would be appreciated.

Clarification of Question by wilsonop-ga on 03 Oct 2005 16:18 PDT
Time is not much of an issue on this question... detail and good
sources of information are more important.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 03 Oct 2005 18:41 PDT

I found the official source of deployment statistics for the US
military from the present time, going back to the 1950's.

Question now is...What to do with them?

The data for the 1990's are cleanly broken out by region, country and
service.  For East Asia, for instance, total deployment for 1990 was:

TOTAL..........ARMY.......NAVY.......MARINES.......AIR FORCE

These can be further broken out for individual countries -- the bulk
of the Marines are in Japan, and the bulk of the Army deployment is in
Korea, for instance.  The figures also include shipboard deployments.

As I said, these data are available for your time period, or even
further back, if desired.

But what should I do with them?  Should I direct you to the source of
the tables as an answer to your question?  Or is there some particular
sort of summary statistics that you'd like to have?

Lastly, please let me know if these sorts of data are NOT the type of
thing you had in mind, and if so, let me know what is it you need.



Clarification of Question by wilsonop-ga on 03 Oct 2005 19:01 PDT

Okay, this looks like the right track. Part of what I'm interested in
is definitely how many troops of each branch were deployed to what
bases in what countries in each year, and if this is shown in a table
someplace a simple pointer to what documents I should look at would be
great. But military power, especially for the U.S., is about more than
numbers of people, so I'm also interested in other ways of measuring
deployments, such as the movement of aircraft carriers, warships,
submarines, fighter jets, bombers, any sort of theater missile defense
or other major military equipment into and out of the region during
this time period, and any other significant way of measuring U.S.
military power in East Asia I might be overlooking. If collecting and
organizing this much information is too much to ask for the price I've
offered, a comprehensive list of what military or government documents
I can find this information in would be acceptable. Much thanks.

Clarification of Question by wilsonop-ga on 03 Oct 2005 19:29 PDT
Would the CDI Military Almanac have this information? 
Here ( it lists
some deployments, but all I see for East Asia in the 1990s is Korea,
1994, "Deployment of Patriot batteries and aircraft with support."
That's the kind of information I'm looking for, but obviously there
should be much more than that. The military almanac doesn't seem to be
available online now...

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 03 Oct 2005 19:38 PDT
Thanks so much for getting back to me.

I'm not sure I'm the right person to help you with this one, though. 
You are asking for a level of detail that I have never seen published
(that doesn't mean it doesn't exist...I've just never come across

For instance, the manpower data I have is for country and by service,
but does not detail deployments at individual bases, as you seem to

Perhaps another researcher will be able to step in and assist you with
this one, but I'm afraid I'm in a bit over my head here.

All the best,


Clarification of Question by wilsonop-ga on 03 Oct 2005 19:53 PDT
Maybe I was being too specific. I guess I don't need to know the troop
levels at specific bases if I can get it divided by country (say, how
many Marines were stationed in South Korea in 1992). I would like to
know about major military equipment in the region, though (how many
ships did the Navy have in East Asia in 1991? Did the presence of U.S.
aircraft carriers in the region increase after the Cold War? What type
of aircraft did the U.S. have there?) I just don't know where to look
for this kind of information; if anyone can give me a listing of
official sources for this kind of information, I'd be satisfied.
Organizing the information into some sort of coherent format would get
a good tip. Thanks.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 03 Oct 2005 20:08 PDT
OK...hope someone can come forward to help you with this.


Clarification of Question by wilsonop-ga on 03 Oct 2005 20:12 PDT
Thanks for the effort, paf.

Clarification of Question by wilsonop-ga on 03 Oct 2005 20:55 PDT
I've asked two other related questions, #575804 and #576075.
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