I'm looking for sources to use for a course I'm developing on the history of the U.S. military presence in Asia from 1945 to the present. The class will examine whether or not the strategic benefits and other positive facets of the U.S. military presence in Asia outweigh the array of ills it has caused. I'm trying to locate more sources that make the case that the U.S. military bases in Asia have been a force for good. Tim Kane published an article in Commentary making this argument, and the Rand Corporation published a study in 2013 that reviewed the relative costs and strategic benefits of overseas U.S. military basing. Does anyone know of other sources that might be helpful?
There is no shortage of excellent scholarship outlining the negative effects of U.S. military bases in Asia, such as work by David Vine, Seungsook Moon, and others.