- Defend Our Vital National Interests in the Broader Middle East and South Central Asia
- Improve Health-of-Force
- Balance Global Strategic Risk
I found this part curious (instrument of the state, as noted below):
"As we advance these priorities, our professionalism must remain beyond reproach. The American people, and their political leadership, closely scrutinize our conduct, and rightly so. Respect for them - and for our oath - demands that we continue to remain an apolitical instrument of the state. That means being apolitical in our acts and in our words, whether outside the wardroom, on the flightline, within the barracks, or in the halls of the Pentagon. Over nine years of close quarter combat has changed many aspects of what we do. It must not change who or what we are as a professional, disciplined force."
Chairman's Guidance for 2011 is HERE.