Eyeing An Afghan Exit, Military Resets Priorities

By: AP
By: AP
Military leaders are eager for a change and ready to take their focus away from Afghanistan.


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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The American military reinvented itself to fight shadowy insurgencies during the decade of war that began with an assault on the Taliban in Afghanistan. That was 10 years ago Friday.

But military leaders are now eager for change. They're ready to turn their attention to a wider range of threats, including potential conflict with China.

They will have less money at hand, but they do have a battle-seasoned force.

Looking ahead, U.S. strategists foresee a different set of threats, particularly from a China that is modernizing air and naval forces and posing a potential threat to U.S. dominance in space.

A pivot to the threats of the future will require a reorienting of the way the military trains and plans, and maybe what it buys.

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