U.S. Quadrennial Defense Review reports that the U.S. ability to maintain a global intervention
war in Iraq and Afghanistan will directly affect the outcome of the war the next few decades international security environment, so to win the war now the U.S. military’s highest priority.
in Afghanistan and concentrate on combating the “base” to organize, plan by July 2011 the transfer of security responsibilities to the Arab government.
2 1 May, the U.S. Department of Defense announced the “Quadrennial Defense Review Report.” The drafting of last year’s report, the Obama Administration released the first security policy and defense strategy on an important report for the building to observe the military as an index of significance. Published in February 2006 with the previous version of the “Quadrennial Defense Review Report,” compared to new U.S. defense strategy, the report revealed some new information.
focus on winning the war right now
win this war and to respond to future threat to the pros and cons, has been a vexed issue in recent years, senior U.S. military. Report no longer cope with local wars as the sole or primary issue, but did not mention the U.S. military has been stressed in the past in different locations simultaneously fight two world wars of the military strategic thinking, but clearly “balanced army.” thinking, to take into account the uncertain future threats, while focusing on winning the current war.
report for the U.S. military set the defense has four main goals, the first of which is now winning the war (the other three is to prevent and deter regional conflicts, deal with various emergencies and maintain and the strengthening of an all-volunteer force). This is the “Quadrennial Defense Review Report” for the first time such a theme. The report notes that the war in Iraq and Afghanistan will directly affect the outcome of the war the next few decades international security environment, thus winning the war is now the U.S. military’s highest priority is the main focus of U.S. military construction, then, is the first where the ongoing war, “placed in the budget, policy and allocation of items first.”
In particular, in Iraq, the U.S. military action to shift focus from combat operations and stability operations, focusing on training Iraqi security forces. In Afghanistan, the focus on combating the “base” to organize, plan before July 2011 will transfer responsibility for security to the Arab government.
focus to deal with “hybrid war”
report that the current era “is an era of change continues to accelerate.” Judgments based on security threat, report the operational concept, proposed a “hybrid war” theory, emphasized the U.S. military to face high-tech war under the support of many forms, including the use of missiles or laser weapons to attack the communications satellite, computer network attack, destroy the satellite positioning system operations, precision missile strike, a roadside bomb attack, through television and the Internet to launch a propaganda war and other real threats. To this end, the report in the professional military education and personnel policy part of the contents of the stressed, the officers and men to have carry out stability operations, counter-insurgency operations, the armed forces to help allies build the knowledge and ability, including improved language skills, have the necessary international knowledge, strengthen understanding of foreign cultures and so on.
the past, “Quadrennial Defense Review Report,” The difference is that this year’s report did not make the size of the army, building goals. Perhaps, as U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Walter said Flew, complex and changing future security environment, respond to different challenges, the key is flexibility and versatility of the army, not the size of the army.
shifted from the pursuit of sophisticated and practical
since the end of the Cold War, high U.S. weapons technology has been the persistent pursuit of the goal, but on the battlefield in Iraq and Afghanistan face a similar unconventional guerrilla war, the role of the equipment is not consistent with their values. Currently, the U.S. military began to change the practice of blind pursuit of sophisticated weapons and turned to practical principles.
report after conducting extensive research, that the effective implementation of current and future military mission-critical, a better enabling systems, including tilt-wing aircraft, UAV systems, intelligence analysis and foreign language skills, tactical communications systems, space assets more powerful, more efficient electronic attack system, more flexible base facilities. To this end, the report announced a freeze on the production F-22 “Raptor” fighter and C-17 transport aircraft, canceled CG (X) cruiser program, adjust the DDG-1000 destroyer and the “Future Combat System,” the procurement plan, to postpone the production of new pre-sea Item ships and amphibious command ship (LCC), a new generation of aircraft carriers to relax the procurement period. The purpose is to adjust the limited resources on more pressing tasks, such as easy to resist the development of explosives and armored vehicles, equipped with the latest “Aegis” system such as DDG-51 destroyers. In addition, AC-130 U.S. military plans to expand the number of heavy attack aircraft, starting in 2012, will 16 new C-130J converted into a heavy attack aircraft.
emphasis on joint anti-air and sea denial operations
reported to the U.S. provides six critical task of “defending the United States to support the national local government; ensure that counter-insurgency, stability and counterterrorism operations to win; to enhance the security capabilities of allies; in the ADS environment, deter and defeat aggression; to prevent and counter the big proliferation of weapons of mass destruction; effective action in cyberspace. “which, the fourth task of particular concern. Report that more and more countries to acquire advanced missiles, submarines, unmanned aircraft systems and air defense systems, the ability of U.S. military intervention poses a challenge for the U.S. military must remain the key areas necessary for any military intervention capabilities. This capability for the U.S. to maintain military superpower status is very important because the key areas of the U.S. military to lose the ability to power delivery, the U.S. alliance system and the credibility of the security partnership will put a question mark.
Overall, the Obama administration’s “Quadrennial Defense Review Report,” can be seen as the Bush administration’s unilateral adjustment of the defense strategy, the “9.11″ incident of war morphological evolution of deep reflection, but also over the years too much emphasis on technological superiority of the U.S. Army thought the amendment, the U.S. military construction will have a profound impact.