Tuesday, May 18, 2010

CSBA report on AirSea Battle

FYI - new report from the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)

Main report - AirSea Battle: A Point-of-Departure Operational Concept, by Jan van Tol with Mark Gunzinger, Andrew Krepinevich and Jim Thomas
Briefing slides
Press Release

Overview [
from website]
The report provides a detailed assessment of how potent anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) capabilities will likely make traditional US power projection operations increasingly risky and costly in the future. Using the Western Pacific Theater of Operations (WPTO) as the most stressing potential case, it explores how the United States and its allies could employ a candidate AirSea Battle operational concept to maintain a stable military balance in the Western Pacific.