U.S. overseas military presence what are the strategic choices?

"Since World War II, the United States has relied on a global network of military bases and forces to protect its interests and those of its allies. But the international environment has changed greatly over the decades, and economic concerns have risen, leading some to debate just what America...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Davis, Lynn E.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Santa Monica, CA RAND 2013, ©2013
Series:Rand Corporation monograph series
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Study objectives and scope
  • Analysis framework
  • Organization of this monograph
  • Path to defining future global U.S. postures
  • Global U.S. security interests
  • Perspectives on global presence needed to achieve U.S. security interests in East Asia, Europe, and the Middle East
  • Perspectives lead to global postures
  • Comparison of global postures
  • Operational performance
  • Global postures support other U.S. security interests
  • Characteristics of global postures
  • Strategic choices: Overseas U.S. military presence
  • Appendix A. Protecting the global commons: confusing means with ends
  • Appendix B. Design of database of current U.S. bases overseas
  • Appendix C. Comparison of global postures. Tables
  • Table 2.1. Global U.S. security interests
  • Table 2.2. Global U.S. security interests and regional threats
  • Table 2.3. Perspectives on achieving U.S. security interests in East Asia
  • Table 2.4 Perspectives on achieving U.S. security interests in countries across Europe and the Middle East
  • Table 3.1. Characteristics of global postures
  • Table B.1. Air fields presently used by USAF common to all global postures
  • Table B.2. Air fields presently used by USAF in some global postures
  • Introduction
  • Path to defining future global U.S. postures
  • Comparison of global postures
  • Strategic choices: overseas U.S. military presence
  • Appendix A. Protecting the global commons: confusing means with ends
  • Appendix B. Design of database of current U.S. bases overseas
  • Appendix C. Comparison of global postures
  • Includes bibliographical references