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U.S. Ground Forces in the Indo-Pacific: Background and Issues for Congress

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[Technical Report, Congressional Report]

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Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service

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Since the end of the Second World War in 1945, the U.S. military has maintained a significant and enduring presence in the Indo-Pacific region. In the past, the United States strategic approach to the region has varied greatly. From September 11, 2001, until almost the next decade, strategic emphasis was placed largely on global counterterrorism, primarily focused on U.S. Central Commands USCENTCOMs and later U.S. Africa Commands USAFRICOMs areas of operation. Starting around 2004, the George W. Bush Administration began to consider strengthening relations with allies in Asia and potentially revising U.S. doctrine and force posture in the region to improve U.S. capabilities.

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

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[A, Approved For Public Release]