ABSTRACT

Focused Engagement: A New Military Strategy for Winning the Old Great Game   [open pdf - 449KB]

"What are those critical military objectives? An analysis of the explicit and implicit 'New World Order' tasks suggests that tomorrow's American military must be able to: [1] Deter nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) attack from any quarter while simultaneously pursuing a dramatic reduction of global NBC armaments through verifiable non-proliferation and arms control agreements. [2] Deter conventional attack on the American homeland as well as on those states or regions of vital political and economic significance to us; and, should deterrence fail, defend those same areas through military actions which will result in a termination of conflict on terms favorable to U.S. interests. [3] Maintain and, if necessary, defend the land, sea, air, and space lines of communication necessary for unimpeded global commerce and the fulfillment of our worldwide security requirements. [4] Reduce the threat of international terrorism. [5] Reduce the flow of illicit drugs into the United States. [6] Maintain a robust, expansible industrial and mobilization base sufficient to support the aforementioned military objectives."

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1991
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