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Indian Ocean and Its Significance for U.S. Foreign Policy

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Publication Date: June 1977

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Samuel T. Francis

Topic: Government (Foreign relations)

Keywords: Asia and the Pacific

Type: Report

Coverage: Soviet Union


In recent years, the U.S. and the USSR have both become increasingly involved in the Indian Ocean. Their activities in this region have included the deployment of naval and military forces and the extension of political and diplomatic ties to the "littoral states" of the area.