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Re: 2018 National Defense Strategy of the United State of America
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 12:07:50 PM »
US National Defense Strategy focused on Russia, China, and ‘great power competition’
Daniel Wasserbly, Washington, DC - Jane's Defence Weekly
22 January 2018
   
http://www.janes.com/article/77195/us-national-defense-strategy-focused-on-russia-china-and-great-power-competition?utm_campaign=CL_Jane%27s%20360-Jan-24-2018_PC5308_e-production_E-6054_KP_0124_0500&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua

Three US carriers strike groups manoeuvre with the Republic of Korea Navy during an exercise in the Western Pacific. The Pentagon hopes to focus more on addressing major competitors such as Russia and China, as well as ‘rogue’ states such as North Korea. Source: Republic of Korea Navy
Key Points

The NDS codifies a recent push to focus more on peer military threats

It directs investments in space, cyberspace, nuclear forces, missile defence, autonomous systems, and better logistics

The United States’ new National Defense Strategy (NDS) continues the Pentagon’s push, which began a few years ago, to focus more on peer military threats after more than a decade focusing on terrorism and counter-insurgency.

“Great power competition, not terrorism, is now the primary focus of US national security,” Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said during a 19 January speech unveiling the NDS.

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