TRADOC Pamphlet 525-5, Force XXI Operations, August 1994
ARMY MEDICAL DEPT CENTER AND SCHOOL FORT SAM HOUSTON TX
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This document provides a vision of the future and describes how the Army must change. It highlights the future strategic and technological challenges that the Army must prepare for it describes how change must occur form the battlefield to the factory. It presents the elements of instability characteristic in the worlds geopolitical environment, highlighting that the world will continue to undergo dramatic restructuring, accompanied by a wide array of economic, technical, societal, religious, cultural, and physical alterations. Changes of this scope, scale, and pace increase global tension and disorder. It continues by describing the characteristics of future armies, the face of the future battle, and future threats, and how the future Army must fight. while it focuses primarily on the operational force, it is intended for the institutional force as well. It discusses how early entry forces will likely have a sizable reserve component and a civiliancontractor contingent from the Institutional Force especially in operations other than war. It provides a framework for experiments and doctrinal debates. It describes the five characteristics of Force XXI, which are 1 doctrinal flexibility - ability to apply doctrinal principles regardless of scenario 2 strategic mobility - being in the right place at the right time with the right capabilities 3 tailorability and modularity - forces must be modular to facilitate tailoring to meet each contingency because limits exist on the number and types of units in the Army 4 joint, multinational, and interagency connectivity - ability to coordinate, cooperate, and communicate with the other services, allies, federal agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and private voluntary organizations to accomplish the mission and 5 versatility in war and OOTW - units must be trained and ready to win wars and transition to OOTW missions.
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