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Strategic Deployment Support to the Multi-Domain Battle Concept

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Technical Report,14 Aug 2017,15 Jun 2018

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US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States

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As the United States emerges from 16 years of planning and executing the counter-insurgency fight, Senior Military leaders have identified a peer threat as the largest threat to the United States. In response to this threat, and how senior military leaders view emerging technologies effecting the modern and future battlefields, a new military operating concept is being developed Multi-Domain Battle. To fight a peer Adversary in this complicated environment, a large ground force will be required to rapidly deploy into an austere environment and fight applying all domains of warfare. This research attempts to answer the question of does the U.S. Military have the strategic deployment assets and capabilities needed to meet deployment requirements to support the new concept. This thesis studies and compares deployment lessons learned from case studies of Operations Desert Storm, Operation Joint Endeavor and Operation Iraqi Freedom and identifies lessons that can be applied to deployment planning and operations in support of Multi-Domain Battle. In addition, current strategic deployment capabilities are analyzed to identify gaps and poses DOTMLPF-P solutions.


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