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National Security and Self-Determination: United States Policy in Micronesia (1961-1972) (review)

National Security and Self-Determination: United States Policy in Micronesia (1961-1972) (review) book re v iews 587 National Security and Self-Determi - Willens and Siemer begin with an nation: United States Policy in Micro- account of President John F Kennedy’s nesia (1961–1972), by Howard P address to the UN General Assembly Willens and Deanne C Siemer. West- in late 1961. Kennedy, whose interest port, ct and London: Praeger, 2000. in the Pacific was shaped by his war- isbn 0 –275–96914– 2, x + 312 pages, time experiences there, recalled that maps, photographs, tables, notes, the United States had once been a appendixes, bibliography, index. colony and pledged unequivocal sup- us$65. port for the self-determination of all people. Shortly thereafter, a presiden- Willens and Siemer are a Washington, tial directive was sent to the three DC based husband and wife legal departments most concerned with the team with extensive experience with a trust territory—Defense, Interior, and variety of federal agencies and the pri- State —outlining new directions for vates e c t o r. As noted in their intro d u c- the territory that reflected Kennedy’s tion, since December 1972 they have UN message. had a “close professional and per- Much of the book deals with the sonal relationship with the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

National Security and Self-Determination: United States Policy in Micronesia (1961-1972) (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 13 (2) – Jul 1, 2001

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2001 University of Hawai'i Press.
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1527-9464

Abstract

book re v iews 587 National Security and Self-Determi - Willens and Siemer begin with an nation: United States Policy in Micro- account of President John F Kennedy’s nesia (1961–1972), by Howard P address to the UN General Assembly Willens and Deanne C Siemer. West- in late 1961. Kennedy, whose interest port, ct and London: Praeger, 2000. in the Pacific was shaped by his war- isbn 0 –275–96914– 2, x + 312 pages, time experiences there, recalled that maps, photographs, tables, notes, the United States had once been a appendixes, bibliography, index. colony and pledged unequivocal sup- us$65. port for the self-determination of all people. Shortly thereafter, a presiden- Willens and Siemer are a Washington, tial directive was sent to the three DC based husband and wife legal departments most concerned with the team with extensive experience with a trust territory—Defense, Interior, and variety of federal agencies and the pri- State —outlining new directions for vates e c t o r. As noted in their intro d u c- the territory that reflected Kennedy’s tion, since December 1972 they have UN message. had a “close professional and per- Much of the book deals with the sonal relationship with the

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jul 1, 2001

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