Power projection

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Two aircraft carriers of the US Navy and Royal Navy as instruments of power projection.
Northrop B-2 long-range strategic bomber as an instrument of power projection.

In the context of political science and the military, power projection refers to the ability of a state to enforce its political interests by threatening or using force, even far away from its own territory. The United States Department of Defense defines power projection as

“The ability of a nation to apply all or some of its elements of national power - political, economic, informational, or military - to rapidly and effectively deploy and sustain forces in and from multiple dispersed locations to respond to crises, to contribute to deterrence , and to enhance regional stability. "

"The ability of a state to use all or some elements of its national power - political, economic, information technology or military - via rapid and effective forces in distant locations in order to react to crises, to deter and enforce regional stability."

- DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

See also


  • Hartmut Klüver (Hrsg.): Foreign missions of German warships in peace. Results of the 3rd Forum Wilhelmshaven on naval and shipping history . Verlag Winkler, Bochum 2003, ISBN 3-89911-007-2 .

Web links

Commons : military power projection  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

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