A version of this article appears in the June 30 edition of Aviation Week & Space Technology. A consensus in defense circles has been that the U.S. would “rebalance” to Asia after more than a decade of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) offensive into northern Iraq is one inflection point that calls this consensus seriously into question. Russia’s ongoing behavior in Ukraine is the other. The rebalance has become unbalanced. ...


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