Expanding the Anti-Access Problem Set – by Major Daniel Sukman

Over the past decade, it has been wildly accepted that adversaries of the United States will adapt and develop Anti-Access and Area Denial (A2/AD) systems to keep the United States from projecting military power.  Although recent U.S. military concepts have addressed the A2/AD threat, they have focused on what opposing military forces will bring to the fight.  In turn, U.S. military concept writers have focused on systems that can defeat adversary A2/AD or operate outside the range of A2/AD.  This is all well and good, but ignores how our adversaries have adapted to keep the U.S. from projecting military power. 

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