Transcript for President Obama Announces New Pentagon Strategy
Yes the -- of war is receding but the question that this strategy answers is what kind of military. -- we need. Long after the wars of the last decade or over. As we look beyond the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. And the end of long term nation building -- large military footprints. Will be able to ensure our security with smaller conventional ground forces. Will continue to get rid of outdated Cold War -- systems so that we can invest in the capabilities that we need for the future. Including intelligence. Surveillance. And reconnaissance. Counterterrorism. Countering weapons of mass destruction. And the ability to operate environments where adversaries tried to -- access. -- so yes our military will be leaner but the world must know. The United States is -- to maintain our military superiority. With armed forces that are Agile. Flexible and ready for the full range of contingencies. And threats.
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