Convergence at Corps Level: Bringing It All Together to Win
[Technical Report, Monograph]
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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The US Army has transitioned from a Cold War-era 1980s doctrine of AirLand battle, an ArmyAir Force focused tactical concept, to one that embraces all domains of combat land, air, maritime, space, and cyber now known as Multi-Domain Operations MDO. This new tactical approach provides opportunities and challenges for the corps headquarters. US Army MDO doctrine replaces AirLand Battle in order to compete and win against current and future threats. Exercise REFORGER 1983 and Operation Desert Storm 1991 provide both an exercise and real-world example for how corps synchronized land and air power, and what lessons can be learned from that era of synchronization of corps assets. This concept of synchronization is expanded under MDO under the concept of convergence, a multi-domain approach of synchronizing effects. Corps-level targeting is crucial in the multi-domain fight, and the Joint Targeting process allows for a holistic lethal and non-lethal approach when converging effects. Doctrinal updates, training events, and leader education can help the Army and joint community implement multi-domain operations effectively.
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- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics