Accession Number:

ADA443130

Title:

Joint Force Transformation to Fight the Global War on Terrorism

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV NORFOLK VA JOINT AND COMBINED WARFIGHTING SCHOOL

Report Date:

2004-03-08

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

From the changing geopolitical landscape of the world and the implications for joint military forces, we move on to describe the evolving terrorist and asymmetric threat. Nonstate actors, including terrorist organizations, and the nation states that provide chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosive CBRNE weapons to terrorists are an even greater threat that must be deterred or defeated. We then discuss force transformation in the context of current world situation and guidance, new mission requirements, and those components necessary for transformation. Next, we outline current military department transformation efforts and issues, and describe North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO coalition efforts having an impact on military transformation. After a discussion of the challenges of the interagency process, we conclude with a way ahead to bring together Service component transformation efforts in the joint operations arena.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE