Together with the shift to eastern Europe and some degree of greater attention for sub-Saharan Africa, I think that's a reasonable map.
Pull a few carriers out of the water and shelve some other big ticket items, then quit destabilizing south and central America with the illegal drug trade and you'll be doing it on the cheap too.
Are you seeing much progress through ASEAN or the Law of the Sea protocols to keep jockeying over territorial sea claims from getting too interesting?
Charlie Jack wrote: Hey, short-timers! Hope you all get outta there alive and in one piece!
Sorry to barge in on you guys' chess klatsch, but to all the guys still over there: Hey, short-timers! Hope you all get outta there alive and in one piece!
Next set of lights to turn off: Afghanistan.
It will be interesting to see how all of this turns out as Russia attempts to extend its hegemony southwards.
The US may find itself regretting the lack of military assets in Iraq.
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