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Military Engagement and Forward Presence: Down But Not Out as Tools to Shape and Win   [open pdf - 3MB]

From the Summary: "Reliance on precision strike stand-off capabilities and a strategy of surging American military might from the continental United States (CONUS) after a crisis has already started have become particularly attractive approaches for managing insecurity in a more resource-constrained environment. However, the security challenges facing the United States and its vital interests over the coming years require more than a retreat to 'Fortress America.' Relying on stand-off capabilities and surge readiness cannot provide adequate deterrence or reassurance, promote effective regional security, or build the capability and interoperability necessary to succeed in combined military operations at reasonable cost, and will have the effect of reducing, not expanding, options available to any President. Mitigating the security challenges of tomorrow necessitates investment in a more effective and more efficient set of tools."

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2016-01
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Army War College Strategic Studies Institute: http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/index.cfm
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