Challenge of Conventional and Hybrid Warfare in the Asia-Pacific Region: The Changing Nature of the Security Environment and its Effect on Military Planning, Hearing Before the Committee on Armed Services, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, February 24, 2016 [open pdf - 553KB]
This testimony compilation is from the February 24, 2016 hearing "Challenge of Conventional and Hybrid Warfare in the Asia-Pacific Region: The Changing Nature of the Security Environment and its Effect on Military Planning." From the statement of Harry B. Harris, Jr.: "This is my first posture assessment since taking command of U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) in May 2015. Over the past 9 months, I've had the extraordinary privilege to lead 378,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, and civilians selflessly serving our nation. These dedicated men and women and their families are doing an amazing job, and I'm proud to serve alongside them. USPACOM protects and defends, in concert with other U.S. Government agencies, the territory of the U.S., its people, and its interests. With allies and partners, USPACOM enhances stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region by promoting security cooperation, encouraging peaceful development, responding to contingencies, deterring aggression, and, when necessary, fighting to win. This approach is based on military preparedness, partnership, and presence. The strategic importance of the Indo-Asia-Pacific region cannot be overstated. Recognition of clear military, economic, and demographic trends inspired President Obama to undertake a 'Rebalance' strategy in 2011. The Rebalance, a strategic whole of government effort, guides and reinforce s our military effort , integrating with diplomatic, political, and economic initiatives." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Harry B. Harris, Jr. and Curtis M. Scaparrotti.
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