War & Escalation in South Asia by Christine C. Rand CorporationWar & Escalation in South Asia by Christine C. Rand Corporation

War & Escalation in South Asia

byChristine C. Rand Corporation, James Dickens, Derek Eaton

Paperback | September 15, 2005

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This monograph highlights key factors in the region that imperil U.S. interests, and suggests how and where the U.S. military might play an expanded, influential role. The report notes that the current U.S. military force posture, disposition, and lines of command may not be optimal, given South Asia?s new status in the U.S. strategic calculus, and suggests seven key steps the military might take to improve its ability to advance and defend U.S. interests, not only in South Asia, but beyond it, including the Middle East and Asia at large. Beyond the specifics, however, the broader message arising form this analysis is straightforward: the region?s salience for U.S. policy interests has increased dramatically. It is therefore prudent to intensify Washington?s involvement in the region and to devote the resources necessary to become more influential with the governments within the region. Given the area?s potential for violence, it is also prudent to shape a part of the U.S. military to meet the potential crises emanating from South Asia, just as the United States once shaped its military presence in Western Europe for the contingencies of the Cold War.
Title:War & Escalation in South AsiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 8.96 × 7.42 × 0.29 inPublished:September 15, 2005Publisher:Rand CorporationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0833038125

ISBN - 13:9780833038128

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