Work: Bold Steps Needed for U.S. Military to Keep Technological Advantage

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    By OTTO KREISHER, Special Correspondent

    WASHINGTON — The United States is facing the return of “great power competition” with a resurgent Russia and a rising China, and the military must take bold steps to retain its technological advantage, Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said Dec. 14.

    The global proliferation of technology that has accompanied this end to U.S. global dominance is reflected in the growing anti-access, area-denial (A2AD) capabilities of potential adversaries that threaten America’s ability to project military power into a crucial theater, Work told the Center for a New American Security forum.

    Overcoming the A2AD threat is one of the key objectives of the Third Offset Strategy that Work is leading in the Pentagon. The offset strategy also seeks to build the nation’s ability to prevent a great power conflict through “deterrence by denial,” Work said.

    The offset strategy has five building blocks, Work said, which seek to use technological advances to “make the human more effective in combat.”

    More here ( Including the 5 offset blocks) : http://www.seapowermagazine.org/stories/20151214-work-cnas.html
     
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    2017 Budget Proposal to Include Billions for Next-Generation Weapons Research
    12/14/2015
    By Jon Harper

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    The Obama administration's 2017 budget proposal will include up to $15 billion to advance the Defense Department's “third offset strategy,” Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work said Dec. 14 in Washington, D.C.

    The Pentagon’s new strategy, unveiled last year, is focused on developing new technologies and operating concepts that will offset the growing conventional military capabilities of potential adversaries such as Russia and China.

    “It’s going to rely initially on wargaming, experimentation and demonstrations,” Work said at a conference hosted by the Center for a New American Security. The Defense Department will likely spend $12 billion to $15 billion in fiscal year 2017 on these activities, he said.
    The administration is set to release its fiscal year 2017 budget proposal the first week of February.
    Defense Department leaders are hoping to lay the groundwork for future advances in the third offset strategy so it will survive after Obama administration officials leave office, Work said.

    “A successful offset strategy will go from administration to administration, so for the next year we are focused on doing the intellectual underpinning and doing as much of the demonstration work as we possibly can so that Congress will help us keep this going,” Work said. “I will argue that when you look back between ’16 and ’17, there were a lot of technological bets that allow us” to push it forward.

    More here: http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=2049
     
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    Falcon Lieutenant Colonel Staff Member Social Media Team

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    The Russian and Chinese are investing heavily in asymmetric warfare. They know that they can't compete with us conventionally. They are putting heavy emphasis on EW and Cyber capabilities. They also use their english language media outlets to demoralize our population and make it seem as though having a big powerful military is bad for our country.
     
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    This is so evident too from Sputnik and RT. I remember looking up railgun and laser stuff, and there would be RT, Sputnik, and other Russian-owned media articles on them by the hundreds. Its pretty crazy.
     
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    I would concentrate on developing technologies and acquiring systems that are able to counter hybrid warfare, and unconventional warfare. I don't think that we will face any conventional threat from big countries with nuclear weapons (China and Russia) .
     
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