Extended Deterrence: Taking Stock of Current Policy and Updating the Research and PME Agendas   [open pdf - 781KB]

"Dr. James Smith, Director of the Air Force Institute for National Security Studies [INSS] made introductory remarks highlighting the importance of this study to the group of assembled experts. The workshop capped a series of studies undertaken across an international group of think tanks, universities, and government research organizations over the past five years. It asked participants to examine questions such as: (1) What are the current challenges to extended deterrence and assurance? (2) Are any of these challenges being inadequately or improperly addressed? (3) Do the current US policies, strategies, and postures meet the assurance expectations of our allies? (4) How will the anticipated regional security environments of 2015-2020 generate new requirements and expectations? (5) Which extended deterrence and assurance issues require expanded investigation and analysis? (6) Are current US deterrence and assurance strategies and postures adequately 'tailored' for each region? (7) What kinds of knowledge and skill sets will mid- to senior-level Department of Defense military and civilian personnel need in order to meet the challenges of the emerging strategic environment? INSS anticipated that the discussion would be influenced by current developments such as: (1) The Russian incursion into Crimea and the threat to Ukrainian independence and sovereignty; (2) Overall Russian intransigence and stridency; (3) Chinese military development and maritime stridency; (4) North Korean nuclear weapons and delivery system development as well as general DPRK [Democratic People's Republic of Korea] adventurism; (5) Iranian nuclear program developments."

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Extended Deterrence: Taking Stock of Current Policy and Updating the Research and PME Agendas. Falcon Club, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado. August 5-6, 2014.
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