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By Andrew R. Hoehn, Adam Grissom, David A. Ochmanek, David A. Shlapak, Alan J. Vick

An rising U.S. grand strategy--the promoting of democracy and freedom abroad--will definitely contain the U.S. militia. even if they have to swap to satisfy alterations in emphasis and insist, they can't probability their historical strengths. a few parts of curiosity are the association and employment of forces, making plans for destiny conflicts, constructing info assets, and fostering partnerships one of the companies and with allies.

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Allies in Asia. S. strategists and planners. S. political and military freedom of action. Operationally, of course, nuclear weapons will give North Korea offensive options against both military and civilian targets within range of its delivery systems, which likely will include most of Japan in addition to all of South Korea. S. 6 While active defenses and hardening could enhance the survivability of military installations and, to a lesser extent, cities, there is, for the foreseeable future, no means of assuring that either type of target could be protected against nuclear attack.

Intervention: The Chinese would hope to exploit the time it would take the United States to decide on a course of action and then mobilize and deploy its forces. S. , 2005). A less rigorous but perhaps more entertaining perspective can be found in Bernstein and Munro (1998). S. interests engaged. S. forces that do attempt to come to Taiwan’s defense, China has focused considerable attention on developing and fielding what are often referred to in American defense circles as “antiaccess” capabilities.

Security thinking and military planning for four decades, came unexpectedly to an end. Even 15 years later, the American security establishment has yet to adapt fully to the aftershocks of this sudden, seismic shift in the geopolitical landscape. Nevertheless, however complete or incomplete the Pentagon’s transition from its Cold War mind-set, it today confronts another set of new circumstances that will require major adjustments in institutions, forces, and posture. The ambitious strategy outlined in the preceding chapter is motivated in large measure by these challenges.

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