Analysis Of Joint Force 2025
This network will enable the joint force to better utilize capabilities of “unmanned systems and automation, extended-range and low-observable air operations, undersea warfare, and complex system engineering and integration.” A network tracking and control system will help deploy and control the vehicles worldwide. The tracking and control system is a key element to the network because it will allow the U.S. to distribute the capability geographically to assist U.S. forces with a quick strike capability anywhere in the world. The capability will have much less reliance on bases and be less vulnerable to enemy air defense systems. Although the entire military would benefit from the GSS network, the unmanned, naval and air forces of the U.S. military would see the greatest increase. The Army will benefit most from the support they receive from other services air …show more content…
ground forces a decisive advantage in combat operations over the last 70 years. The U.S. must maintain this advantage going forward into 2025. The joint force must have air superiority and global reach to address all of the global security issues. The rebalanced forces will incorporate new technology and increase payloads. “The marriage of unmanned operations and global aerial refueling capacity could enable ultra-long mission endurance, possibility measured in days rather than hours making it possible for a relatively small number of unmanned aircraft to provide persistent ISR-strike coverage over a wide geographic area.” This capability is critical to our future force.
The primary risk associated with the increase in the Naval and Air Force budget is Operational Risk using the risk categories provided in the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review Report. “Allies, international and interagency partners are critical to success in meeting today’s security challenges.” The U.S. will have to reduce the amount of U.S. ground forces and tactical armor units in the future to meet the budget. Therefore, allies must fill in the gaps for ground combat units. Since the U.S. cannot make allies cooperate and do not have direct control over them like U.S. forces, this is a