Accession Number : AD1038274


Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLLEGE MAXWELL AFB United States

Personal Author(s) : SORIA, JAVIER C

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Report Date : 06 Apr 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Warfare of the future has changed the way we must fight. For several years, US forces have encountered conflicts primarily in the air and land domains. Overtime, military forces faced many operational challenges and obstacles while fighting within these domains, ultimately attempting to counter the threat capabilities by achieving superiority in both land and air. Beginning in the early 1970s, the US military developed, tested and formalized a concept, known and executed, as AirLand battle to counter the Soviet conventional threat during the Cold War era. Adversaries saw the success of AirLand battle and sought ways to fracture the concept. Today, as adversaries leverage technological advances, the concept of AirLand battle is ever evolving, and for the US ability to maintain the same level of success as the AirLand battle of the past, their new concept must be focused on multiple domains with the necessity of operating in a joint force capacity. AirLand battle is no longer conducive to meeting the threats or defeating the challenges posed by todays enemy. As such, in a rapidly changing and demanding environment, I would contend that the need to enhance fires capability across all domains to achieve optimal military effectiveness against an advanced and capable adversary is imperative for future joint operations

Descriptors :   contingency operations (military) , air power , military organizations , short range ballistic missiles , air defense , national security , marine corps , early warning systems , military capabilities , defense systems , command and control , artillery

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE