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1NC CHINA DA  US military presence in East Asia and its perceived signal is strong now --- 2010 Quadrennial defense  review  McDevitt, rear admiral , Director for CNA-Strategic Studies, at The CNA Corporation,  10  [March 15 th , “The  2010 QDR and Asia: Messages for the Region”, http://csis.org/files/publication/pac1012.pdf] US   friends and  allies in Asia should be reassured  that although prevailing in today’s conflicts is central to US strategy, the QDR is also at  pains to recognize the central importance of the “... system of alliances, partnerships, and multinational institutions that our country has helped build and  sustain for more than sixty years.”   The QDR is quite explicit in stating that the US possesses the military capability to   “...deter     , defend against and defeat aggression by potentially      hostile      nations-     states     .     This capability is fundamental to the  nation’s ability to protect its interests and provide security in key regions.”  This      very explicit endorsement of the importance of US military presence      in East Asia      is      a significant       signal      to Asia that the US has no intention of withdrawing      from Asia in the face of growing Chinese military       capability Over the last 18 months or so , there have been  a number of commentaries regarding China’s   off-shore  military   strategy for dealing with Taiwan   or defending itself from attack by the sea. Termed “anti-access” or “area-denial,”  the basic idea is   for  China to have adequate military capability to defeat US military power in East Asia and keep reinforcements at arm’s length – in other words, to deny  the US access to East Asia in case of conflict.  The QDR addresses  the anti-access problem head-on. It makes the point that America’s ability to deter conflict is   directly related to its ability to be able to fight both “...limited and large scale conflicts   in environments where anti-access  weaponry and tactics are used.” In other words , the D epartment  o f  D efense  recognizes US credibility as a force for stability  is  directly related to its ability to convincingly deal with attempts to deny the US military access.  More specifically,  the QDR specifically requires that US naval forces continue “to be capable of robust forward   presence and power projection operations even as they add capabilities and capacity for working with partner navies.”  In terms of   airpower it says , “Land-based and carrier-based aircraft will need greater   average range , flexibility,  
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