Disciplined Lethality: Expanding Competition with Iran in an Age of Nation-State Rivalries
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5TH SPECIAL FORCES COMMAND (AIRBORNE) FORT CAMPBELL United States
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The United States had formerly enjoyed distinct competitive advantages prosecuting armed conflict in the war on terror around the globe. However, the swift ascension of states such as China, Russia, and Iran in terms of regional and global capabilities to project power, coupled with the exhausting U.S. focus on defeating violent extremist organizations over the better part of two decades, requires a reevaluation of strategy. This shift is neither new nor unanticipated. As articulated in the 2018 National Defense Strategy NDS, strategic competition between the worlds Great Powers will define the new operational environment moving forward. Rising near peer competitors are using innovative technology and seizing on ambiguities within the new and emerging battlespace to make strategic gains on the margins of peace that nullify or bypass traditional American strengths.
- Government and Political Science
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics