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Public Papers - 1989

Appointment of Karl D. Jackson as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs

1989-03-13

The President today announced the appointment of Karl D. Jackson as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Senior Director for Asian Affairs.

Since 1986 Mr. Jackson was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (East Asia and Pacific Affairs). Prior to this he was Deputy Director for Policy Planning, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, 1983 - 1984, and assistant for the Philippines and Indochina in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, 1982 - 1983. Mr. Jackson has lived and conducted research in Indonesia, 1968 - 1969, and in Thailand, 1977 - 1978. He was editor of ``Cambodia 1975 - 1978: Rendezvous with Death,'' ``Political Power and Communication in Indonesia,'' ``ASEAN Security and Economic Development,'' ``ASEAN in Regional and Global Context,'' and ``United States-Thailand Relations.'' As a professor of political science at the University of California at Berkeley, he has written on the politics, national security, and economic development of Southeast Asia. He is the author of ``Traditional Authority, Islam and Rebellion.''

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