The Pentagon Papers and U.S. Imperialism in South East Asia
Publisher: The Spokesman, USA
Year Published: 1972
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX8897
Chomsky considers the imperial interests of the USA in South East Asia, claiming that these are revealed in the Pentagon Papers. Then, after a detailed account of the content, he suggests that mere anti-communist goals were not the sole motivation for moving into the region but it was rather the "perceived significance of Southeast Asia for the integrated global system that was to be organised by American power."