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Unmanned Systems and the Re-emergence of Naval Expeditionary Capabilities


As part of a renewed focus on naval expeditionary operations, the United States, United Kingdom and other nations are testing a variety of unmanned systems to enhance the capabilities and cost effectiveness of amphibious forces against future global threats

As the ground campaigns in the Middle East wind down, the United States remains globally engaged, especially in South East Asia. As the US military meets its worldwide commitments, its naval expeditionary forces in particular will most likely continue to prove extremely useful in dealing with a wide range of contingencies ranging from counterinsurgency support to state-on-state deterrence tasks. As part of this strategic realignment, the United States is, in the words of a

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