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BACKGROUND: The recently released DoD Strategic Guidance (January 2012) states that America will continue to maintain a global presence, with emphasis on the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East while still ensuring our ability to maintain our defense commitments to Europe, and strengthening alliances and partnerships across all regions.

U.S. economic and security interests are inextricably linked to developments in the arc extending from the Western Pacific and East Asia into the Indian Ocean region and South Asia, creating a mix of evolving challenges and opportunities. The maintenance of peace, stability, the free flow of commerce, and of U.S. influence in this dynamic region will depend in part on an underlying balance of military capability and presence.
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- Present the Air Force with suggestions on what investments will lay the groundwork at the operational level to even the playing field in years to come.

- Discuss whether or not the Air Force is investing in the appropriate capabilities to meets its expanding mission sets and respond to unknown scenarios. 

- Consider as a leaner, more capable force, what investments should be made that will limit our enemy's asymmetric advantages and ensure we are armed and prepared to respond to a full-spectrum of operations.
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