NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES
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The Asia-Pacific region claims attention on geographic and historical grounds, but American interests are intensifying because of complex economic, political, and security challenges. Part of the regions importance derives from its sheer strategic dimensions covering 52 percent of the earths surface and encompassing a wide diversity of peoples, cultures, and religions, and hence disputes. Another factor is the phenomenal economic growth of some Pacific economies, leading to the rapid modernization of regional military forces. Under the strategic concept of cooperative engagement, the Pacific Command applies military assets, funds, and programs, to achieve three objectives forward presence, strong alliances, and crisis response. Because of the vastness of Asia and the Pacific and Indian Oceans, the Armed Forces play a significant role through adaptive forward presence in sustaining the U.S. military commitment to regional stability.
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