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CONTENTS Preface iii RAND Project AIR FORCE v Summary ix A New Grand Strategy? x Meeting These Challenges xii Recasting U.S. Defense Strategy xiii A New Division Of Labor xv Potential Actions xvi Acknowledgments xxiv Glossary xxv 1. PROMOTING DEMOCRACY AND FREEDOM ABROAD 1 America's New Grand Strategy? 3 New Friends, New Commitments, New Tensions 7 What Does This Mean For America's Armed Forces? 10 2. CONFLICT IN THE POST POST-COLD WAR WORLD 12 Terrorism and Insurgency 12 The New Nuclear Equation 15 The Rise of China 19 Welcome to the Post Post-Cold War World 24 3. TOWARD A NEW DIVISION OF LABOR 25 Countering Terrorists and Insurgent Groups Abroad 26 Supporting New Democracies 29 Deterring and Defeating Regional Adversaries 31 Dissuading Military Competition in Asia 33 Defending the Homeland 36 Countering the Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons 37 Setting Aggregate Levels of Capability 39 Implications for Forces and Posture 43 4. WHAT WILL IT MEAN TO BE JOINT? 51 Different Demands for Joint Warfighting Prowess 51 Achieving Joint Tactical Proficiency 55 A New Joint Division of Labor 57 5. IMPLICATIONS FOR THE ARMED FORCES 61 Building the "Inform and Act" System 61 A Strategically Decisive Army: Winning at Peace as Well as War 64 A New Air-Ground Partnership 76 Integrating Air, Space, and Maritime Power 80 Getting More from the Corps 90 Security Cooperation in the New Security Environment 93 6. POTENTIAL ACTIONS FOR THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT'S LEADERSHIP 97 Bibliography 105
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
United States -- Military policy.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Reorganization.
World politics -- 21st century.