U.S. Security Policy in Asia and the Pacific: Restructuring America's Forward Deployment : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific of the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, First Session, June 26, 2003

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Page 1 - HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, SUBCOMMITTEE ON ASIA AND THE PACIFIC, COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, Washington, DC. The Subcommittee met, pursuant to call, at 1:35 pm, in Room 2172, Rayburn House Office Building, Hon.
Page 33 - C2 for Coalitions. The Multinational Planning Augmentation Team (MPAT) Program involves a group of military planners from the US and many nations in USPACOM's Area of Interest. The purpose of MPAT is to increase operational interoperability among participating countries' interoperable planners who can rapidly augment a multinational force headquarters in response to a regional crisis. Using multinational, but standardized skills and procedures, MPAT planners would plan and execute coalition operations...
Page 23 - CBRNE is a critical operating condition and potentially the greatest theater threat I face, affecting everyone, everywhere, including our allies and the homeland. Aircraft exposure on the Korean Peninsula or an attack on a few strategic choke points, including Guam and key Japanese air and seaports, could stop US force flows and other critical support operations. Significant differences exist between what we would like to achieve against CBRNE threats and our actual capabilities. Specific shortages...
Page 15 - JIACG-CT. We have established a Joint Interagency Coordination Group for Counter Terrorism (JIACG/CT) to coordinate DOD and other Government agency (OGA) activities in USPACOM AOR, develop targets for future military or OGA operations, plan USPACOM regional and country counterterrorism (CT) campaigns, and enhance US and partner nation CT capabilities in support of national objectives in the GWOT. It is an all-encompassing and focused effort, where we are now integrating our Theater Country Teams...
Page 1 - Subcommittee met, pursuant to call, at 1:35 pm, in Room 2172, Rayburn House Office Building, Hon. James A. Leach (Chairman of the Subcommittee) Presiding. Mr. LEACH. The Committee will come to order.
Page 18 - Assuring allies and friends; • Dissuading future military competition; • Deterring threats and coercion against US interests; and • If deterrence fails, decisively defeating any adversary.
Page 17 - ... both shore-based and waterside, in response to enhanced FPCONs; non-US controlled port and airfield assessment teams; 24/7 coverage for JRACs and Crisis Action Teams; and the already expanding Homeland Defense, Civil Support and CT missions are a few examples of manpower generating tasks. Additional AT/FP billets are needed to address the full range of force protection, antiterrorism, and CT missions throughout USPACOM. As we continue to develop the Homeland Defense and Civil Support plan, we...
Page 27 - Jong-Il regime and the threat our ROK-US combined team faces on the peninsula. The conventional threat from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) remains unabated, illustrated by the unprovoked naval attack in July on an ROK Navy vessel that resulted in the loss of four young ROK sailors. The DPRK maintains more than 60 percent of its forces within 100 kilometers of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), and the Kim regime persists in its "military first...
Page 38 - States will: • champion aspirations for human dignity; • strengthen alliances to defeat global terrorism and work to prevent attacks against us and our friends; • work with others to defuse regional conflicts; • prevent our enemies from threatening us, our allies, and our friends, with weapons of mass destruction...
Page 26 - Japan provides over $4.5 billion in host-nation support, the most generous of any US ally. Without these forward-stationed and forward-deployed forces, it would be much more difficult for the US to meet commitments and defend American interests throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The US-Japan alliance is fundamental to security and peaceful development in the region. Since becoming Prime Minister (PM) nearly...

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