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Defense Dept., Air-Sea Battle: Service Collaboration to Address Anti-access & Area-Denial Challenges (Washington, DC: Air-Sea Battle Office, 2013), p.
Morris et al., "Securing Operational Access: Evolving the Air-Sea Battle Concept," The National Interest (March-April 2015).
It must be combined with a revitalized Air-Sea Battle concept, now called JAM-GC; continued FONOP operations; complete documentation of Beijing's destruction of the environment around island reclamation projects; increased "lawfare" with Vietnam and other South China Sea claimants suing China in international courts; and Washington once and for all making Asia its single most important foreign policy focus.
This concept replaces the Air-Sea Battle framework in the interest of better articulating the Army's role in countering anti-access and area denial threats epitomized by China.
(4.) Department of Defense, Joint Operational Access Concept, version 1.0 (Washington, DC: Department of Defense, 17 January 2012), 9-10, _Signed.pdf; Department of Defense, Quadrennial Defense Review Report (2010), 31-32; and Air-Sea Battle Office, Air-Sea Battle: Service Collaboration, 2.
Also, major allies have concerns that the Pentagon and the administration have been both slow to explain how they might fit into the Air-Sea Battle concept and uncertainty about how best to coordinate efforts to build "partnership capacity" in emerging regional partners.
Officially, the Pentagon does not direct "Air-Sea Battle" against any particular country.
(114) An August 20, 2012, press report stated that the Air-Sea Battle concept prompted Navy officials to make significant shifts in the service's FY2014-FY2018 budget plan, including new investments in ASW, electronic attack and electronic warfare, cyber warfare, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), the P-8A maritime patrol aircraft, and the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) UAV (a maritime version of the Global Hawk UAV).
Some Air-Sea Battle proponents propose tactical preemptive strikes on missile launchers, radars, command centers, and perhaps also air bases and submarine ports.
Nevertheless, that should not preclude nor has there been a compelling argument(s) to dissuade the USAF from developing the LRS-B and pursuing Air-Sea Battle. These two initiatives were developed after extensive classified DoD and USAF analysis of the concepts, systems, and most importantly, the current and emerging threats worldwide (not just China).
(6) Amitai Etzioni "Air-Sea Battle: A Dangerous Way to Deal with China." The Diplomat, September 3, 2013
Air-Sea Battle concept, a set of ideas focused on how the Air Force and Navy can work together to ensure the continued U.S.