Coalition Operations: Politically Necessary Yet Operationally Challenging
NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV NORFOLK VA JOINT AND COMBINED WARFIGHTING SCHOOL
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The fact that the United States will continue to conduct military operations with coalition partners is a given. What makes that endeavor operationally challenging is the fact that the United States has a significant technological military capability and an overwhelming defense budget by international standards. Even when looking at many of these nations budgets combined, there is still a shortage of spending when compared to the United States. Recent operations have identified several ally shortfalls that need to be corrected. Efforts are under way to address these interoperability and capability challenges. In the end, unless U.S. partners boost defense spending, their ability to participate with the United States in military operations will continue to be challenging for quite some time.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics