Pacific Partners Wargame Analysis
Rept. for 24-25 Sep 2014
ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA CENTER FOR STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP
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On 24-25 September 2014, the U.S. Army War College Center for Strategic Leadership and Development conducted an unclassified Strategic Seminar Wargame SSWG entitled PACIFIC PARTNERS. This was the second in a proposed three-part series to examine deterrence, shaping, and conflict de-escalation resolution in the Indo-Asia-Pacific. The PACIFIC PARTNERS SSWG was designed to identify and describe potential modifications to improve U.S. engagement activities in the Indo-Asia-Pacific in the support of U.S. national security interests associated potential obstacles or risks and implications for the U.S. Army. Participants examined activities associated with three engagement Lines of Effort LOE, as identified by the U.S. Army Pacific USARPAC engagement model, in addition to the potential obstacles and risks associated with the proposed modifications. The three engagement LOE examined were 1. Build Defense Relationships 2. Exercise Interoperability 3. Military Professionalism Exchanges While most participants had a positive view of USARPAC engagement activities, they were still able to develop ideas for ways to improve engagement activities by modifying or consolidating current activities or adding new activities to promote attainment of regional objectives. Participants indicated that two LOE, Building Defense Relationships and Exercising Interoperability, could benefit most from some modifications, especially as related to including China in those activities. Participants also developed ideas regarding Military Professionalism Exchanges in order to promote greater understanding of Rule of Law issues, as well as a means to address increasingly complex international events.
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