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Pentagon Defense Strategy Calls for Emphasis on Asia-Pacific

January 06, 2012

Jan. 5 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. military pledged to put greater emphasis on its role in Asia and on space and cyber capabilities as part of a revamped global strategy while preserving missions such as defeating al-Qaeda in an era of budget cuts.

“As we end today’s wars, we will focus on a broader range of challenges and opportunities, including the security and prosperity of the Asia Pacific,” President Barack Obama said in an introduction to the Pentagon strategy to be released today in Washington. “We are shaping a Joint Force for the future that will be smaller and leaner but will be agile, flexible, ready and technologically advanced.”

The report was obtained from sources outside the Pentagon.

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