Rebalance to the Pacific: Resourcing the Strategy
ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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A year has passed since President Obama spoke at the Australian Parliament House in Canberra announcing the United States pivot to the Pacific. The intention of the President s visit was to guarantee that the United States will play a larger and long term role in shaping this region Asia-Pacific and its future. Using an operational approach as the basis for this analysis, this strategic research paper will identify three systematic issues regarding the refocus to the Pacific. First, we must frame the current operational environment in the Asia-Pacific to support harmonization of our nation s strategic interests in the region. Second, we must identify the wicked problems in the region and determine the military s role in addressing these problems Finally, we must specify a realistic end state of the nation s shift to the Pacific that supports the strategic vision yet does not disrupt relations with our Asian partners and related alliances.
- Government and Political Science