Accession Number:

ADA422787

Title:

Joint Force Headquarters - Global Strike: Preserving, Advancing, and Accelerating Operational Art for the Joint Force Commander

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-02-09

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

On 10 January 2003, President Bush assigned the newly created mission of global strike to U.S. Strategic Command. While streamlining the nations crisis planning and execution capabilities, this innovative change to the Unified Command Plan presents several organizational and cultural challenges for the regional combatant commanders. It can be viewed as infringing upon theater unity of command, a potential avenue for increased national level control and interference, and a competitor for finite warfighting resources. Balancing these competing needs is both challenging and imperative, particularly in the era of smaller force structures and potentially devastating threats such as terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. To meet the needs of both the President and regional combatant commanders, U.S. Strategic Command should establish a subordinate element, Joint Force Headquarters - Global Strike JFHQ-GS, comprised of a standing crisis action planning staff and a small number of assigned joint and service capabilities to provide accelerated, specialized, and integrated global strike operations for the Joint Force Commander. 33 refs.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE