Rise of the U.S. empire and the Cold War

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Expanding Empire, Pt. 4: The Meaning of ‘Pacific power’
By Vincent Copeland, Workers World 5 August 1998. Lyndon Johnson on July 12, 1966, reaffirmed the determination of the United States to meet our obligations as a Pacific power. He meant that the U.S. would never willingly allow lasting peace to come to Asia—he meant that U.S. arms are in Asia to stay—until there is no further resistance to U.S. exploitation.