For too long, the DoD has used the strategic objectives of deterrence and influence to justify "presence" missions.
National Defense Strategy
The Military May Be Sacrificing Too Much in the Name of Global Presence
Lawmakers Question Pentagon's Strategy Focusing on Russia, China
Senators voiced concern that the Pentagon's new defense strategy could hurt the counterterrorism mission in Afghanistan.
In Tense Times, Mattis Credits Allies as Key to US Defense Strategy
The defense secretary lauds America's relationship with its allies as he accepted an award Wednesday night.