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Title: Anti-Access: Weapons Threat

Action: Screen presents a close-up view of Earth from space, so that only a part of the Earth is visible on the screen.

Voice: The growing military technical capabilities of potential adversaries present a significant obstacle to the U.S. military’s access to sea ports and airfields needed for deployment. The enemy threat consists of three categories:...

Action: Advanced conventional weapons are added to the graphic. They include advanced sea mines, anti-ship missiles that are land-, air-, and sea-based, quiet diesel submarines, and double-digit SAMs.

Voice: ...advanced conventional weapons;...

Action: Weapons of mass destruction are added to the graphic. They include chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons.

Voice: ...weapons of mass destruction;...

Action: Commercial space-based weapons are added to the graphic. They include navigation, imaging, and communication weapons.

Voice: ...and commercial space-based command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, also known as C4ISR. The fact is, an enemy can buy very good resolution photo intelligence off the Internet today. Weapons of mass destruction are proliferating at an uncomfortably fast pace. Advanced conventional weapons, both offensive and defensive, threaten the air and maritime operations critical to US power projection.

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