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Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Design for Great Power Competition

The U.S. military could suffer unacceptably high casualties and struggle to win, or perhaps lose, a war against China or Russia. This implication by the National Defense Strategy Commission stands in contrast to the past several decades during which the U.S. possessed military power without equal. Great power competition has returned, marked by Chinese and Russian malign activities occurring below the threshold of armed conflict, an area of competition called the grey zone, while they simultaneously advance warfighting capabilities with increased lethality, range, and speed. The result is the potentially significant erosion of the military advantage possessed by the United States.

  • Author(s):
  • John R. Hoehn
  • Nishawn S. Smagh
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Publisher:Congressional Research Service
Published:June 4, 2020
License:Public Domain

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