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What does A2/AD stand for?

A2/AD stands for Anti-Access/Area Denial (US DoD)

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  • Military and Government

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The government of the United States reaffirmed its commitment in the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review to strengthen regional deterrence, and to maintain and enhance its military presence in the Asia-Pacific region and also affirmed its intent to tailor regional defense posture to address such challenges as the proliferation of nuclear technologies and theater ballistic missiles, anti-access/area denial capabilities, and other evolving threats, such as to outer space, to the high seas and to cyberspace.