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Countering A2/AD in the Indo-Pacific: A Potential Change for the Army and Joint Force

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Journal Article - Open Access

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U. S. Army Washington United States

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The nature of troop dispositions coupled with the expanse of ocean and numerous islands scattered in the Indo-Pacific region compels the redevelopment of conventional forcible-entry amphibious capability in the U.S. Army for deployment and maneuver. As Commander- in-Chief Far East, General Douglas MacArthur made this assessment over half a century ago, but it deserves intellectual inquiry and dialogue in the contemporary period based on the growing strategic competition and potential for conflict between the United States and its allies and China in the Indo-Pacific. Furthermore, this assessment deserves contemplation based on the Armys ongoing conceptualization of multidoma informations to help future joint force commanders apply the Services capabilities across all domains, thereby presenting multiple and compounding dilemmas for an adversary.

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  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Military Forces and Organizations

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