3rd Offset Strategy 101: What It Is, What the Tech Focuses Are

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    3rd Offset Strategy 101: What It Is, What the Tech Focuses Are
    Posted on March 30, 2016 by Katie Lange

    The Sodium Guidestar at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Starfire Optical Range resides on a 6,240 foot hilltop at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. The Army and Navy are developing their own laser weapons systems. Air Force photo

    There’s been a lot of talk about a Third Offset Strategy at the Defense Department lately. It’s part of Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s plan to make sure the U.S. military remains the world’s finest fighting force.

    The Third Offset Strategy has a number of parts to it, so at first glance, it may appear complicated. Lucky for you, my job was to break down some of the more technical aspects into layman’s terms.

    Basically, an offset strategy is part of a long-term competitive strategy; a peacetime competition between rival defense establishments that aims to generate and sustain strategic advantage. Offset strategies are not about formulating a general unified theory for armed conflict. They instead aim to bolster and extend U.S. conventional deterrence against great powers able to produce or acquire technologically advanced weapons systems. -

    More details at: http://www.dodlive.mil/index.php/20...egy-101-what-it-is-what-the-tech-focuses-are/
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