Jan 1, 2001
This research brief describes work documented in The United States and Asia: Toward a New U.S. Strategy and Force Posture (MR-1315-AF).
Excerpt: A new RAND study, The United States and Asia: Toward a New U.S. Strategy and Force Structure, proposes an approach that the United States can take to help preserve stability in Asia in the face of the region's changing security environment. After examining major regional trends and the challenges they pose, the report outlines ways in which the United States might respond to and shape future Asian developments toward the goal of creating a "dynamic peace." The study then examines the long-term implications of this approach for U.S. military forces in general and the U.S. Air Force in particular.