Asia-Pacific Rebalance 2025

Capabilities, Presence, and Partnerships

JAN 19, 2016

       In 2015, Congress tasked the Department of Defense to commission an independent assessment of U.S. military strategy and force posture in the Asia-Pacific, as well as that of U.S. allies and partners, over the next decade. This CSIS study fulfills that congressional requirement. The authors assess U.S. progress to date and recommend initiatives necessary to protect U.S. interests in the Pacific Command area of responsibility through 2025. Four lines of effort are highlighted: (1) Washington needs to continue aligning Asia strategy within the U.S. government and with allies and partners; (2) U.S. leaders should accelerate efforts to strengthen ally and partner capability, capacity, resilience, and interoperability; (3) the United States should sustain and expand U.S. military presence in the Asia-Pacific region; and (4) the United States should accelerate development of innovative capabilities and concepts for U.S. forces.



2.U.S. interests and risks in Asia

3.U.S.force posture in the Asia-Pacific

4.The role of allies,partners ,and regional organizations

5.Analysis of capability gaps and shortfalls

6.Arctic ambitions and the’s arctic roadmap

7.Recommendations for sustaining the rebalance