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Industrial Base of India, South Korea, Japan & Australia

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The US-China strategic competition has increasingly impacted the Asia-Pacific region, both economically and from a national security perspective. The Department of the Air Force seeks to better understand these impacts and, consequently, shape a cost-imposition strategy. 

Why are the capacity and projectability of the industrial bases of India, South Korea, Japan & Australia, including trends in their economic and industrial growth? How these might influence the US-China strategic competition? What are these countries' ability to expand or introduce new industries and manufacturing projects in key defense-related sectors, considering factors such as existing excess economic capacity and their absorptive capacity?