American Grand Strategy and the Future of U.S. Landpower

Author: Major Joseph V Da Silva, Dr Hugh P Liebert, Prof Isaiah Wilson III

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The U.S. military faces a dramatic rebalancing among its services. As the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have waned, an era of budget austerity has emerged and the U.S. strategic focus has shifted toward the Pacific, American air and sea power have become more prominent while Landpower has diminished. What is the future of U.S. Landpower? Within American grand strategy, the overarching objective orienting all the means at the nation’s disposal, what role should ground forces play? This volume offers an authoritative set of responses to these questions, from a variety of leading experts in international relations and security studies.