U.S. Army and the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region

By Vassilios Damiras, Ph.D. (ABD)
Geostrategic Forecasting Corporation – GSFC

The U.S. Army performs a variety of critical missions in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. These incorporate building collation capability, underwriting deterrence, strengthening institutional capacity among partner defense establishments, sustaining interoperability, promoting and supporting military professionalism, establishing and building operation access, and conducting humanitarian assistance missions.

• They are visible U.S. presence in East, South, and Southeast Asia and Oceania;
• They make tangible the many bilateral U.S. security commitments throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region;
• They assist ensure operational and other forms of access both where they are based and beyond;
• They assist promote interoperability with some of America’ most capable military allies and most likely coalition partners; and,
• They assist create and build capability among lesser able nation-states for both and local stability and security.

In addition East Asia has experience important military conflagrations in the twentieth century such as, the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905), the Chinese Civil War followed the collapsed of the Qing (Manchu) dynasty that dominated the region for half a century, the expansion and conquests of Imperial Japan and Second World War (1939-1945) in the Pacific region, the Korean War (1950-1953), the wars in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam involving the declining French Empire and the new powerful American superpower from 1950s to 1970s. It is evident that the U.S. Army plays a very important and crucial role promoting peace and stability in Indo-Asia-Pacific region.


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