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Australia Critical to U.S. Pivot to Pacific

December 11, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman
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Being longtime allies does not give U.S. forces carte blanche in Australia. The Southern Hemisphere ally is hosting a U.S. Marine Corps detachment, but U.S. forces are treading carefully so as not to upset relations as a new relationship is built.

Technology Defines Asia-Pacific Challenges, Offers Solutions

December 11, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman
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The U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM) increasingly is turning to technology to solve problems ranging from new threats to the tyranny of distance over the vast Asia-Pacific region. Cyberspace is both a source of challenges and a potential venue for addressing many of the challenges PACOM is facing as the pace of change picks up in the globe’s largest, most populous area of operations.

Network Visibility Key to Security, Per CYBERCOM

December 10, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman
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Security experts must have full network awareness in real time if they are to thwart the growing cyberspace threat. Programs such as the joint regional security stacks (JRSS) may hold the key to securing networks against dominance by cybermarauders.

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