Accession Number : ADA609300


Title :   Overcoming Degraded Communications under A2AD: A Doctrinal Solution


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLLEGE NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT


Personal Author(s) : Suggs, Travis K


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a609300.pdf


Report Date : 15 May 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 24


Abstract : U.S. adversaries are developing Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2AD) strategies that may be utilized against the U.S. in potential conflict. They will seek to apply specific pressure on a U.S. military that is over reliant on communications technology systems, utilizing this as a critical vulnerability to exploit. Currently, our joint force is not fully prepared at the operational or tactical level to assure the attainment of objectives in a degraded or denied communications environment (D2CE). To effectively reorient and protect the warfighting capabilities of our combat forces against A2AD strategies, doctrinal change is required. The joint force, utilizing close coordination between the individual Services, should modify, promulgate and aggressively lead the implementation of new joint and service doctrine that satisfactorily mitigates weaknesses in D2CE operations.


Descriptors :   *AREA DENIAL , *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , *MILITARY DOCTRINE , *STRATEGY , COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS , COMBAT FORCES , COMBAT READINESS , COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS , CONFLICT , ENVIRONMENTS , VULNERABILITY


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE