Shows & Panels
- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- Connected Government
- Consolidating Mission-critical Systems
- Constituent Servicing
- Continuous Monitoring: Tools and Techniques for Trustworthy Government IT
- The Data Privacy Imperative: Safeguarding Sensitive Data
- Eliminating the Pitfalls: Steps to Virtualization in Government
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal Tech Talk
- Government Cloud Brokerage: Who, What, When, Where, Why?
- Government Mobility
- Mission-critical Apps in the Cloud
- Mobile Device Management
- The Modern Federal Threat Landscape
- The Path from Legacy Systems
- Understanding the Intersection of Customer Service and Security in the Cloud
Shows & Panels
Analysis: Defense strategy shifts balance of U.S. forces
Friday - 1/6/2012, 10:50am EST
Federal News Radio
President Obama and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta sketched plans Thursday for limiting military budgets while not leaving the country naked. But they offered few details.
"The big takeaway is that there's going to be a shift in regional focus," said Todd Harrison, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. He offered his analysis of Thursday's DoD announcement on The Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
"We're going to be focusing more on Asia and the Western Pacific, countering a rising perceived military threat from China," Harrison said. "So, that is going to be central in planning for DoD in the future. They're also going to maintain their current focus on the Middle East, particularly to counter countries like Iran and serve as a stabilizing force in that region."
The other key part of DoD's strategy is to rebalance of the forces in the military by reducing the size of ground forces and focusing on air and sea power in the future. The latter part bolsters longer-range elements in response to the perceived threat in the Western Pacific.