Joint Warfighting 2012

May 17, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

Implementing a new strategic doctrine will require a new way of doing business. The Air-Sea Battle offers more than just battlespace changes.

May 17, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

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.

May 17, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

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.

May 17, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

A consumer search engine is accomplishing what governments have not: mapping the ocean floor in detail and tracking all ships plying its waters.

May 17, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

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.

May 16, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

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.

May 16, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

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.

May 16, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

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.

May 16, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

UAVs need to get smarter for autonomy and data filtering. However, they still will need some kind of guidance.

May 16, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

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.

May 16, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

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.

May 16, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

New threat capabilities are reaching more militaries and smaller adversaries. And, these threats will reach farther and with greater impact.

May 15, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

Quality starts at the top if the military is to attract and retain good people. Leaders must create the right atmosphere and

May 15, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

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.

May 15, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

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.

May 15, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

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.

May 15, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

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.

May 15, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

The battlespace of the past was linear with clear definitions. The future battlespace is multidimensional with several domains.

May 15, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

The United States needs to lead NATO explicitly, not implicitly, according to the chief of staff, NATO Allied Command Transformation.