Former APCSS military professor Col. Bryan Truesdell recently completed a paper entitled “Balance within the Rebalance: The Supporting Role of the U.S. Military in the Asia-Pacific Region” as part of his Army War College Fellowship.
This paper discusses the need for the U.S. to use its military cautiously when attempting to enhance its influence in the Asia-Pacific region. Truesdell outlines why United States is interested in the Asia-Pacific region and assesses current U.S. strategy in the region as well as the role the U.S. military plays in the region with respect to diplomatic and economic efforts.
Colonel Bryan Truesdell was a military professor and a U.S. Army War College Fellow at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. A professional engineer, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the United States Military Academy, a Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida, and a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College.
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