This is my personal opinion...you can list your own. 1. Myanmar - They are moving towards democracy and away from chinese clutches so it is imperitive we get them firmly in our camp. They would be our bridge to south east asia. 2. Vietnam - No brainier this. They have been at odds with china for quite some time and are our natural ally. I firmly believe we should arm them to the teeth. 3. Indonesia - All major trade routes go through there waters. If they are with us then theoretically majority of chinese trade can be blocked. We could control the entire region if these three countries were on our side.