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.
Given the capabilities and effects of computer networks, particularly the internet, finance is separating from economics to become an affiliated but distinct channel suitable for power projection.
Installations are the power projection platforms, and deployment readiness begins in the motor pools.
and allied power projection are undermining these traditional U.
However, due to the military characteristics of power projection, the network faces intentional attacks from the enemy or interdictor.
The F-35C will enhance the flexibility, power projection and strike capabilities of carrier air wings and joint task forces and will complement the capabilities of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, which currently serves as the Navy's premier strike fighter.
In a key point, the report to Congress says, "Covert activities appear to be continuing unabated" as the Pasdaran remain a key tool of Iran's foreign policy and power projection, "particularly in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Bahrain, and Yemen.
The ability to autonomously transfer and receive fuel in flight will increase the range and flexibility of future unmanned aircraft platforms, ultimately extending carrier power projection," he said.
From there, he turns to an analysis of the constituents of sea power and the fundamental issue of navies and changing technology before turning to discuss such categories of naval operations as sea control, command of the sea, power projection, control of communications, diplomacy, expeditionary operations, and maritime security.
Dan Blumenthal's chapter on "The Power Projection Balance in Asia" provided an excellent analysis on future areas of conflict.
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.