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The Resource The U.S. Army in Southeast Asia : near-term and long-term roles, Peter Chalk

The U.S. Army in Southeast Asia : near-term and long-term roles, Peter Chalk

Label
The U.S. Army in Southeast Asia : near-term and long-term roles
Title
The U.S. Army in Southeast Asia
Title remainder
near-term and long-term roles
Statement of responsibility
Peter Chalk
Title variation
RAND Arroyo Center
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This RAND report explores the role and force posture of the U.S. Army in Southeast Asia, both now and out to 2020. The author argues that, under the current, largely benign conditions, the military will focus mainly on supporting defense reform and modernization, facilitating disaster relief response operations, providing assistance to address nonconventional transnational threats, and helping to balance China's increased influence into the region. If the security outlook in Southeast Asia remains favorable, these mission areas will not fundamentally change over the near term. However, should the general outlook deteriorate, perhaps as a result of a severe economic slowdown, the geopolitical environment will become far less certain and more prone to crisis. Governments that have derived legitimacy from rapid development would suffer from a loss of grassroots support. State-to-state rivalries would become more acute, especially with regard to the South China Sea disputes. And natural catastrophes would take on greater security relevance because of tighter fiscal constraints for underwriting disaster preparedness and response. To meet these challenges, the United States will need to adopt an agile strategy that is thin in physical presence but broad in programmatic execution. Specifically, there are four areas in which the Army should concentrate its efforts: (1) enhancing the defense capacities of partner nations to meet both conventional and nonconventional dangers; (2) concluding new base agreements for hosting small, mission-oriented expeditionary forces; (3) expanding support for regional humanitarian assistance activities; and (4) initiating appropriate responses to counter a more outwardly adventurist China
Member of
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Chalk, Peter
Dewey number
355.033059
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Rand Corporation research report series
Series volume
RR-401-A
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  • United States
  • Security, International
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The U.S. Army in Southeast Asia : near-term and long-term roles, Peter Chalk
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- The current strategic outlook in Southeast Asia -- The role of the U.S. Army in Southeast Asia : near term. Defense reform and restructuring -- Humanitarian assistance and disaster relief -- Addressing transnational challenges -- Balancing China's increased influence into the region -- The role of the U.S. Army in Southeast Asia to 2020. Increase the tempo of regional security cooperation -- Conclude new basing agreements -- Expand humanitarian assistance and disaster relief initiatives -- Counter a more adventurist China -- Conclusions
Control code
ocn874147551
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (40 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833084255
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)874147551
Label
The U.S. Army in Southeast Asia : near-term and long-term roles, Peter Chalk
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- The current strategic outlook in Southeast Asia -- The role of the U.S. Army in Southeast Asia : near term. Defense reform and restructuring -- Humanitarian assistance and disaster relief -- Addressing transnational challenges -- Balancing China's increased influence into the region -- The role of the U.S. Army in Southeast Asia to 2020. Increase the tempo of regional security cooperation -- Conclude new basing agreements -- Expand humanitarian assistance and disaster relief initiatives -- Counter a more adventurist China -- Conclusions
Control code
ocn874147551
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (40 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833084255
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)874147551

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