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Accession Number ADA589881
Title Strategic Pivot Toward the Asia-Pacific: Implications for USMC.
Publication Date Mar 2013
Media Count 34p
Personal Author R. Player
Abstract Despite the arguments defining America's policy in the Asia-Pacific region as a shift, refocus, rebalance, or pivot, little is certain about how the Marine Corps will adjust to the change. However, we do know that the Corps will remain scalable, expeditionary, amphibious, and responsive as America's 911 Force. This paper analyzes the current Asia-Pacific strategic setting, the strategic implications of the pivot, and the implications of the pivot for the Marine Corps. The project reviews some of the senior U.S. military leaders' perspectives, adding nuance to our understanding of the Asia-Pacific's political, military, cultural, and economic dynamics. The paper is part of a growing body of research on the pivot, and specifically how the Corps will remain relevant in supporting U.S. national strategy in the Asia-Pacific region and around the world.
Keywords Adaptation
Amphibious operations
Asia-pacific region
Asian partnerships
Balance of power
Chinese influence
Department of defense
Dime(Diplomatic informational military and economic instrume
Foreign policy
Forward deployments
Marine corps
Marine corps operations
Military commanders
Military modernization
Pacific ocean
Pivot to asia
Power projection
Regional security
Territorial disputes

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92 - Behavior & Society
48 - Natural Resources & Earth Sciences
74 - Military Sciences
Corporate Author Army War Coll., Carlisle Barracks, PA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Research paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1409
Contract Number N/A

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