A New Division of Labor: Meeting America's Security by Andrew R. Hoehn, Adam Grissom, David A. Ochmanek, David A.

By Andrew R. Hoehn, Adam Grissom, David A. Ochmanek, David A. Shlapak, Alan J. Vick

An rising U.S. grand strategy--the merchandising of democracy and freedom abroad--will definitely contain the U.S. militia. even if they need to swap to satisfy adjustments in emphasis and insist, they can't hazard their old strengths. a few parts of curiosity are the association and employment of forces, making plans for destiny conflicts, constructing details assets, and fostering partnerships one of the providers and with allies.

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S. interests are engaged, the nation has a stake in preventing elements hostile to these interests from sowing unrest and using violence to prevent the establishment of stable institutions of democratic governance. S. S. S. military forces play important roles in them. Given the nation’s focus on expanding democracy, DoD will need to take steps to ensure that it fields forces capable of undertaking effective direct stability operations on a very significant scale and for many years to come. What will these missions likely entail?

20 As the United States supports freedom and independence for others and works to discredit and defeat global militants, its forces will be called on to advise, support, train, and assist the forces of like-minded states—what we call “direct” and “indirect” stability operations. As the United States and its partners seek to halt the proliferation of dangerous weapons and technologies to hostile regimes—which, in many instances, are the regimes most hostile to its goals for freedom—its forces will be called on to provide intelligence; track the movement of people and goods; intercept banned weapons and cargo; and, occasionally, strike with force against weapons, facilities, and command-and-control complexes.

Commitments to deal with mounting security challenges within the region where they live. The United States is today deeply involved in Afghanistan and Iraq. S. forces. Alternatively, these countries might seek to separate themselves from American influences, which in turn could produce new security concerns. Even when America’s allies and partners are prepared to provide support for its broader goals of freedom, such support will inevitably be conditional. In some cases, the risks that the United States is asking others to share are not always ones that its partners are prepared to accept.

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