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partnership capacitySecurity cooperation, once seen primarily as a way to offset reductions in defense spending, now plays an increasing role in bolstering allied capabilities and advancing domestic interests, particularly in light of budget constraints, operational limitations and persistent sovereignty concerns. Many countries re-examine their ability to field the full spectrum of military capabilities. Allied countries coordinate to prioritize or divest certain capabilities. Close allies engage in comparative advantage by concentrating on those capabilities where they have a strategic interest or strength, permitting their partners to assume different responsibilities.

See: Global defense outlook 2014


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