ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Importance of Diego Garcia

The Importance of Diego Garcia G P Deshpande IT was perhaps Walter Lippmann who once opined that clinging to the Asian mainland, as the Americans were doing in Vietnam, was the most disastrous course for American foreignpolicy to follow. A bloody war in Vietnam and over a hundred and fifty thousand casualties have taught the Americans a useful lesson that it is not particularly necessary to cling to the Asian, mainland. Control of the seas was enough. The recent British decision to let Americans build a base on Diego Garcia

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