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U.S. landpower in the South China Sea / Clarence J. Bouchat.

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 141 pages) : illustrations
  • Publisher: Carlisle Barracks, PA : Strategic Studies Institute and U.S. Army War College Press, 2017.

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General Note: "July 2017."
Paper version available for sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Publishing Office.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 97-141).
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- Landpower and the human domain -- Landpower's support to U.S. interests in the South China Sea -- Capabilities of landpower in the South China Sea. Landpower's combat and compel capabilities -- Landpower's deter and prevent capabilities -- Landpower's engage and shape capabilities -- Recommendations -- Conclusion.
Summary, etc.: "U.S. landpower is an essential, but often overlooked, element of national power in semi-enclosed maritime environments like the South China Sea. This monograph gives U.S. policymakers a better understanding of the role of the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, and Special Operations Forces (SOF) in the region through potential combat operations employing wide area defense and maneuver; deterrence through forward presence and peacetime operations; and security engagement with landpower-dominant allies, partners, and competitors in the region. Landpower's capabilities are also essential for direct support of the air and sea services and other government organization's success when operating in this theater in direct support of U.S. national interests"--Publisher's web site.
Source of Description Note: Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (SSI, viewed July 10, 2017).
Subject: Security, International > South China Sea.
National security > International cooperation.
United States > Armed Forces > South China Sea.
United States > Armed Forces > Asia.
United States > Armed Forces > Pacific Area.
United States > Military relations > South China Sea.
South China Sea > Military relations > United States.
United States > Military relations > Asia.
Asia > Military relations > United States.
United States > Military relations > Pacific Area.
Pacific Area > Military relations > United States.
South China Sea > Strategic aspects.

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