1. The Trump Administration published its US National Defense Strategy in 2018. It represents a real shift from the Obama years.
The Department of Defense’s enduring mission is to provide combat-credible military forces needed to deter war and protect the security of our nation.
a. Defending the homeland from attack;
b. Sustaining Joint Force military advantages, both globally and in key regions;
c. Deterring adversaries from aggression against our vital interests;
e. Maintaining favorable regional balances of power in the Indo-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and the Western Hemisphere;
i. Ensuring common domains remain open and free;
a. Be strategically predictable, but operationally unpredictable
a. Nuclear forces
b. Space and cyberspace as warfighting domains
c. Command, control, communications, computers and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR)
d. Missile defense
f. Forward force maneuver and posture resilience.
g. Advanced autonomous systems
h. Resilient and agile logistics
a. Expand Indo-Pacific alliances and partnerships
b. Fortify the Trans-Atlantic NATO Alliance
d. Sustain advantages in the Western Hemisphere
e. Support relationships to address significant terrorist threats in Africa