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Return of the Defense: Preparing for Great Power Competition

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[Technical Report, Monograph]

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U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

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The defense is the strongest form of warfare. However, a primary capability in providing defense, US Army Air and Missile Defense AMD, is decaying after twenty years of flexible deterrence and flexible response operations. The US Army AMD force must posture itself for a third role great power competition. The US Army Air and Missile Defense Vision 2028 and Joint All-Domain Operations JADO are guiding concepts for supporting defense policy and the missile defense force of the future. If JADO and the AMD 2028 are the next logical progression, then they should provide both a narrative and a capability for providing the United States a competitive edge in the emerging geopolitical environment. Many challenges lay ahead towards their realization, but ample time remains to overcome organizational and capability gaps. Yet, JADO will require Army AMD to reconsider its historical roles and paradigms to prepare for the future.

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  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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[A, Approved For Public Release]