•  U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday unveiled a new military strategy that aims to strengthen the country's military presence in the Asia-Pacific region despite fiscal constraints, adjusting t gy directs the U.S. military to "rebalance towards the Asia-Pacific region," asking it to roop structure to a new era of austerity

  • The strate rely on existing alliances and expand its networks to include emerging partners.

  • Maintaining peace, stability, the free flow of commerce, and U.S. influence in this dynamic region will depend in part on an underlying balance of military capability and presence, according to the strategy.

  • The strategy foresees that U.S. defense efforts in the Middle East will be aimed at countering violent extremists and destabilizing threats, while emphasizing Gulf security and preventing the proliferation of ballistic missiles and weapons of mass destruction