power projection


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power projection

The ability of a nation to apply all or some of its elements of national power - political, economic, informational, or military - to rapidly and effectively deploy and sustain forces in and from multiple dispersed locations to respond to crises, to contribute to deterrence, and to enhance regional stability. See also elements of national power.
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China's power projection shows how it is building 'sufficient force in the West Philippine Sea to keep the US out, to make it too risky to the US to venture to the South China Sea,' said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
However, due to the military characteristics of power projection, the network faces intentional attacks from the enemy or interdictor.
From the purely military point of view, a maritime strategy involves four elements -- sea control, power projection ashore, presence and strategic deterrence.
Infrastructural projects that modernise deepwater harbours, airports and land transport corridors in places like Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, the Solomons, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and the Cook Islands could have a possible dual purpose in terms of assisting Beijing's military power projection in future.
International development consultant Caceres investigates the strategic interests of the People's Republic of China in the South China Sea, with all of its competing national claims and recurrent disputes, focusing on issues of power projection and resource security while secondarily addressing issues of economics, governance, national security, politics, and society.
For this strategic aspiration to become a reality, the Italian government is pursuing a number of projects that seek to improve procurement platforms, enhancing the armed forces' power projection capabilities and providing force multiplier capability in theatre.
It's probably a broader power projection for the Russian navy," the official said.
While the book has a strongly naval focus, there is much to commend it to Air Force audiences, particularly as the Navy and Air Force "rediscover" the value of joint maritime air power projection. As both an introduction to the subject, weaponry, and uses of strike warfare, and as a handy reference, Strike Warfare in the 21st Century excels.
Summary: Beijing: China's new long-distance military transport aircraft will "enhance its global power projection ability", state ...
Navy mobile construction units became known as "Seabees," the name taken from the first letters of the words "construction battalion." Under austere combat conditions, these engineering Sailors built and repaired airfields, landing docks, roadways and encampments, significantly improving the country's power projection and sustainment in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters of operations.
power projection capability in the post-Cold War era has provided the foundation upon which the credibility of our security commitments to allies and partners substantially rests.
Given that nuclear weapons do not aid in power projection or in compellence--as opposed to deterrence--this argument would need Iran to possess significant power-projection capabilities with which it could run amok.