Admittedly, it was on Holland's watch that the ANZUS pact and SEATO
came into being.
It is true, after the war of 1971, Pakistan existed in new and smaller size,she has left the commonwealth and SEATO
Similarly if under SEATO
, USA took aggressive steps against China, Pakistan would not be a party to it.
On November 26, 1966, Secretary of State Dean Rusk announced: "It is this fundamental SEATO
obligation that has from the outset guided our action in Vietnam.
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Mr Ellssel's research deals with the Australian position in the negotiation of the Colombo Plan and its connections to ANZUS and SEATO
India, Indonesia, Ceylon, Pakistan, and Burma) in Bogor, Nehru pointed out how SEATO
brought about "quite a new conception" because, unlike North Atlantic Treaty Organization, "members of this organization are not only responsible for their own defense but also for that of areas they may designate outside of it if they so agree, this would mean creating a new form of spheres of influence.
For this purpose, if they had to join the western bandwagon and be part of CENTO and SEATO
, so be it.
Although Kennedy's Laotian policies were preempted by his assassination, Rust reveals that the president was bedeviled by the complexity of American foreign aid, Laotian intrigue, Russian and North Vietnamese mischief, and the potential of military intervention involving US and SEATO
As the West wooed nations with a vengeance in the fifties we saw NATO, SEATO
and similar power groups wielding influence.
Despite the dissolution of the SEATO
in 1977, the Manila Pact remains in force and, together with the Thanat-Rusk communique of 1962 and the 2012 Joint Vision Statement for the Thai-U.
is deploying troops to Australia, repositioning its Pacific fleet, working to get SEATO
nations to join NATO, surrounding the region with drone and missile bases and doing everything it can to cut off Chinese oil supplies from Myanmar, Iran and elsewhere.