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245 00 War and escalation in South Asia /|cJohn E. Peters [and
260 Santa Monica, CA :|bRand,|c2006.
300 1 online resource (xxii, 98 pages) :|billustrations
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500 "MG-367-AF."--Page  cover.
504 Includes bibliographical references (pages 89-98).
505 0 U.S. security cooperation in South Asia -- Regional
sources of conflict -- Extraregional sources of trouble --
Illustrative pathways to conflict -- Impact on U.S. goals
520 The advent of two nuclear powers in South Asia,
discoveries of nuclear trafficking, and insurgencies and
terrorism that threaten important U.S. interests and
objectives directly have transformed the region from a
strategic backwater into a primary theater of concern for
the United States. The United States, to a great extent
free of the restrictions of earlier sanction regimes and
attentive to the region's central role in the global war
on terrorism (GWOT), has engaged the states of South Asia
aggressively with a wide variety of policy initiatives.
Despite the diversity of policy instruments, few are very
powerful; indeed, only the U.S. military seems to offer
many options for Washington to intensify further its
security cooperation and influence in the region. 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 from
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.
650 0 National security|zUnited States.
650 0 National security|zSouth Asia.
650 0 Low-intensity conflicts (Military science)|zSouth Asia.
650 0 Terrorism|zSouth Asia.
651 0 United States|xMilitary policy.
651 0 South Asia|xMilitary relations|zUnited States.
651 0 United States|xMilitary relations|zSouth Asia.
651 0 South Asia|xPolitics and government.
655 4 Electronic books.
655 7 Electronic books.|2lcgft
700 1 Peters, John E.,|d1947-
710 2 JSTOR|eissuing body.
776 08 |iPrint version:|tWar and escalation in South Asia.|dSanta
Monica, CA : Rand, 2006|z0833038125|z9780833038128|w(DLC)
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