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The US Third Offset Strategy: Hegemony and Dependency in the Twenty-First Century


The next phase in Washington's defence procurement strategy will have key implications for US allies

The US third offset strategy (3OS) may transform the way in which Western powers generate future battle-winning capabilities and the technologies that enable and sustain them. In this article, John Louth and Trevor Taylor explore the nature of the 3OS, the strategic thinking that is driving it forward and the ambitions it seeks to satisfy. They discuss the key technologies within the strategy and explore the impact that their emergence will have on allies of the US. They

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Trevor Taylor

Professorial Research Fellow

Defence, Industries and Society

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