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Accession Number ADA564041
Title Theater Security Cooperation in Oceania for the 21st Century.
Publication Date May 2012
Media Count 22p
Personal Author B. Palm
Abstract This paper examines how theater security cooperation combined with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) can provide a framework to combat some of the challenges that PACOM faces in the littorals of the Pacific Ocean. While the United States generally stands in a position of power within that region, the countries of Oceania are relatively powerless, and in most instances, they are ill-equipped to provide the necessary management and security of their oceanic resources without outside help. These challenges can be addressed through strong relationships with the Pacific Island countries to create stable partners that align regional security objectives with those of the United States. This paper submits that by strengthening partnerships through UAV technology, there will be a peripheral effect that enhances regional enforcement of laws and enhances the collective regional maritime domain awareness picture. The paper also submits that an increased level of theater security cooperation, using the lure of UAVs, will align Oceania's interests with those of the United States vice China.
Keywords Asia-pacific region
Chinese encroachment
Chinese expansionism
Chinese influence
Foreign fishing vessels
Illegal fishing
International relations
Law enforcement
Littoral zones
Maritime domain awareness
Military forces(United states)
Natural resources
Pacific ocean islands
Political alliances
Regional security
South pacific ocean
Theater security cooperation
Transnational crime
Uav(Unmanned aerial vehicles)
United states government
Unmanned aerial vehicles
Uspacom(Us pacific command)

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92E - International Relations
92C - Social Concerns
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
Corporate Author Naval War Coll., Newport, RI. Joint Military Operations Dept.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Research paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1302
Contract Number N/A

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