Implementing a new strategic doctrine will require a new way of doing business. The Air-Sea Battle offers more than just battlespace changes.
Joint Warfighting 2012
Many potential adversaries have seen how the U.S. military wins conflicts by building up forces in theater before striking. Now, the United States aims to counter their counter.
Acquiring the new technologies needed for the force to meet its mission requirements calls for a new way of doing business. How it is achieved remains to be determined.
A consumer search engine is accomplishing what governments have not: mapping the ocean floor in detail and tracking all ships plying its waters.
Every man a spy: camera-equipped consumers have transformed the world into a goldfish bowl. Intelligence services may be able to learn nearly everything they need to know from open source information.
Could the Joint Information Environment (JIE) hold the key to successful cyber operations? It may hold the best hope for real-time cyber situational awareness.
Individual nations are entering into bilateral agreements with the Afghan government to provide various forms of in-country support for many years after their combat troops end their fight.
It's not only the supporting foreign military forces that are surprised at the success of missions led by the Afghan Army; it's also the Afghan military itself.
UAVs need to get smarter for autonomy and data filtering. However, they still will need some kind of guidance.
The same networks that empower U.S. forces could be their Achilles' heel if troops lose their ability to operate without them. The JCS chairman warns that U.S. forces must train to operate without their vaunted information technologies.
Only 20 percent of the force by 2020 remains to be designed. Technology can enable changes in the other 80 percent to meet emerging needs.
New threat capabilities are reaching more militaries and smaller adversaries. And, these threats will reach farther and with greater impact.
Quality starts at the top if the military is to attract and retain good people. Leaders must create the right atmosphere and
Not only are the global have-nots younger and more likely to act abruptly, the U.S. population is older and is less inclined to support defense spending and education. These two trends may converge, to the United States' detriment.
The horrors of war are creating miracles in the laboratory. Scientists are making breakthrough advances in prosthetics and in restoring lost senses to wounded veterans.
Designing the military to win the current war may leave it ill-prepared for the next one, especially with the upcoming budget crunch. Leaders need to re-think what they want in a force.
Finding balance, encouraging critical thinking and advancing cyber education are part of the panel recommendations from a group of service representatives addressing training and education in a constrained budget environment.
The battlespace of the past was linear with clear definitions. The future battlespace is multidimensional with several domains.
The United States needs to lead NATO explicitly, not implicitly, according to the chief of staff, NATO Allied Command Transformation.