How Domestic Trends in the U.S., China, and Iran Could Influence U.S. Navy Strategic Planning

Synopsis

The U.S. Navy faces uncertainty about the degree to which it will have to prepare for a high-end future conflict versus the so-called Long War. To help the Navy understand how critical near- mid-, and far-term trends in the United States, China, and Iran might influence U.S. security decisions in general and the Navy1s investments in particular, RAND examined emerging domestic and regional nonmilitary trends in each of the three countries.