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Accession Number ADA592760
Title Trans-Atlantic Implications of the Evolving U.S. Rebalance to the Asia- Pacific Region.
Publication Date Apr 2013
Media Count 32p
Personal Author K. D. Chase
Abstract Sequestration triggered a review of the U.S. Defense Strategy's Pivot to Asia, reviving concerns about impacts on the European security environment. The most likely alliance future: NATO remains a regionally oriented security organization unmatched within its European sphere of influence and will progressively return to its historical focus of limited operational ambition coupled with a more balanced trans-Atlantic relationship. Changes include: U.S. increases emphasis on other regions, but Europe remains essential to U.S. security strategy; U.S. reduces resources, but retains primacy within Alliance; U.S. reduces participation, but provides the key enablers; U.S. adjusts presence, but structure aligned to threats. Combined with diminished European budgets, these result in: European Allies increasingly take the lead in regional missions; As Alliance defense budgets are reduced, ambition contracts to a regional sphere of influence; Europeans won't keep pace technologically and the U.S. stays the primary source of enablers. To achieve alliance endstates, NATO must generate enough political will to implement recommendations to remain a capable fighting force operating cohesively as an Alliance to ensure the security of Europe.
Keywords Asia
Asia-pacific region
Defense strategic guidance
Europe
Key technology
Manpower
Military budgets
Military forces(Foreign)
Military forces(United states)
Military strategy
Nato
Pivot
Regional missions
Sequestration
Trans-atlantic implications

 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 74 - Military Sciences
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
Corporate Author Army War Coll. Strategic Studies Inst., Carlisle Barracks, PA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Civilian research project.
NTIS Issue Number 1412
Contract Number N/A

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