Essay on Strategic Direction And Global Security Environment

1648 Words Sep 19th, 2016 7 Pages
Joint Force 2025 must be capable of addressing emerging threats by conducting globally integrated operations across all domains in support of the elements of national power. Therefore, the Department of Defense (DOD) needs to rebalance and transition several general capabilities in order for Joint Force 2025 to address emerging threats to U.S. national interests. The services must invest in systems that maintain strategic deterrence, infrastructure that supports power projection and operational concepts that advance wide spectrum operations in order to support diplomacy and national security.
This essay will begin with providing a brief synopsis of the strategic documents, which form the guidance used to analyze and develop Joint Force 2025 strategic capabilities. A discussion of Joint Force 2025 general capability requirements for the Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force in order to integrate across domains in support of U.S. national interests will follow. Included will be relevant advantages, disadvantages and operational risks associated with each requirement by service. Finally, the essay will conclude with a thesis summary and major takeaways.
The current strategic direction and global security environment is discussed in key documents such as the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) 2014, National Military Strategy (NMS) 2015 and Capstone Concept for Joint Operations (CCJO). When combined, these documents outline broad themes to structure strategic capabilities across…

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