Joint Force Quarterly: The Greater Middle East. Number 24. Spring 2000.
NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES
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Joint Force Quarterly is published for the Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff by the Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University, to promote understanding of the integrated employment of land, sea, air, space, and special operations forces. The journal focuses on joint doctrine, coalition warfare, contingency planning, combat operations conducted by the unified commands, and joint force development. JFQ last profiled the Greater Middle East in Autumn 1995. The articles found in that issue reflected both confidence and caution. They highlighted the increasing capabilities of the United States to play a positive role within the region, especially militarily. Some articles reflected concern over future threats with emphasis on transnational terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. In the span of a few years the dynamics of the region have changed markedly. The potential for everything from a comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace accord to the spread of nuclear weapons shifts almost daily. The responsibilities of U.S. Central Command CENTCOM have been expanded to include Central Asia. This change in the area of responsibility AOR and the unsettled transformational character of the region are the subject of the JFQ Forum that follows. These articles also resonate confidence and concern with regard to the Greater Middle East, but they reflect new realities. This forum focuses on the scope of U.S. national interests and capabilities, as well as the current geostrategic factors that will most influence the security environment.
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