U.S. Force Posture Strategy in the Asia Pacific Region: An Independent Assessment
CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES WASHINGTON DC
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The president signed the Fiscal Year 2012 National Defense Authorization Act NDAA, or Public Law 112-81 in December 2012, setting in motion the requirement under Section 346 of the NDAA to commission a report on force posture and deployment plans of the U.S. Pacific Command PACOM. One week later, on January 5, 2012, the president released at the Department of Defense DoD a new Strategic Guidance document that directed a rebalancing toward the Asia Pacific region of military forces and national security efforts across the government. This guidance, and the Fiscal Year 2013 defense budget, marks only the beginning of force posture rebalancing. In March, DoD tasked the Center for Strategic and International Studies CSIS to undertake that study, with a report due 180 days after enactment, or by the end of June, 2012.
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