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NIU Center for Southeast Asian Studies

November 2020

Virtual Event: The United States and Southeast Asian Militaries during the Cold War

Friday November 13 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

America’s Cold War involvement with Southeast Asia is often viewed through the prism of the Vietnam war. While few would deny the importance of this conflict, many other far less known and far more successful interactions occurred between American and Southeast Asian military establishments. Washington’s anti-communist policies resulted in far more powerful Southeast Asian militaries with few commitments to democracy and an increasing appetite for political power. This virtual lecture examines the course and legacies of these developments using Thailand,…

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