Previous Asia military operations dealt with one or two warfighting domains; but that was a luxury that no longer is available.
Congressional action that limited U.S. activities with human rights violators is hurting Pacific Command efforts to build regional coalitions.
The U.S. Pacific Command is considering new ways of countering the growing Chinese ballistic missile threat.
PACOM’s traditional model of bilateral coalitions in the Asia-Pacific region is giving way to larger groupings built on a regional basis.
Most of the Pacific Command’s mission will focus on aiding others in need rather than warfighting efforts.
Under a new U.S. Asia-Pacific doctrine, friends don’t force friends to choose between Pacific superpowers. Nations can be friendly with both China and the United States.