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Asia Pivot and Air-Sea Battle: Precipitating Military Competition with China? debt


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Asia Pivot and Air-Sea Battle: Precipitating Military Competition with China? debt

Will China come to pose a peer military threat to the United States? The Obama administration’s 2012 Strategic Defense Review and the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) turn on this eventuality. Both the so-called “Asia pivot” and the evolving Air-Sea Battle (ASB) operational concept are meant to preclude it. But they may serve to precipitate it, instead..>


By PDA, USA.


Defense Policy Resource.

US Policy on Syria: War or Diplomacy? debt


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US Policy on Syria: War or Diplomacy? debt

by Carl Conetta, editor, Project on Defense Alternatives Resource Compilation. Updated: 23 September 2013. A Selection of Critical Views & Proposals: ● War or diplomacy? ● Intelligence ● International Law ● International & Domestic Support ● Congressional War Authorization ● A broader purpose, a wider war? ● Military Factors ● Collateral Effects of War ● Cost Factors & Budget ● Alternatives to war ● General Background.>


By PDA, USA.


Defense Policy Resource.

Defense Sense – Fiscal Year 2014 Update: Options for National Security Savings debt


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Defense Sense – Fiscal Year 2014 Update: Options for National Security Savings debt

Project on Defense Alternatives, 26 June 2013. Outlines 16 recommendations that, taken together, achieve more than $22 billion in Pentagon savings in Fiscal Year 2014. Leading the list of savings options are reductions in military end strength, missile defense spending, and purchases of the F-35 Lightning II, Littoral Combat Ship, and Virginia-class submarine.>


By PDA, USA.


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Striking a New Deal for Defense debt


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Striking a New Deal for Defense debt

Whether or not the sequester goes into effect — or lasts only a couple of months — the Pentagon’s budget is surely coming down another notch or two. That’s simply the reality of the current economic and strategic circumstance. It’s time for defense leaders to plan accordingly. The surest way to make smaller Pentagon budgets work is to cut end strength and structure — fewer troops, brigades, ships and aircraft. In the near term this might be managed by reducing the number of soldiers and the size of units routinely stationed or rotated abroad.>


By PDA, USA.


Defense Policy Resource.