In 1964, Britain's defence presence in Malaysia and Singapore was the largest and most expensive component of the country's world‐wide role. Yet within three and a half years, the Wilson Government had announced that Britain would be withdrawing from its major Southeast Asian bases and abandoning any special military role ‘East of Suez’. The purpose of this book is to document and explain the British policy process leading to the decisions to withdraw.
|Print publication date: 2010||Print ISBN-13: 9780199580361|
|Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010||DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580361.001.0001|