Combating WMD Journal. Issue 1
UNITED STATES ARMY NUCLEAR AND COMBATING WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION AGENCY FORT BELVOIR VA
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Welcome to the first issue of the US Army Nuclear and Combating WMD Journal. Since my last writing, USANCA continues to improve its planning and analysis capabilities to assist the Army Service Component Commands, in coordination and support of the Army Staff. We are also increasingly engaged in the Armys capabilities process, in concert with the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System JCIDS process, and through international forums as well. I want to highlight just a few of the activities and issues our Army is now addressing in these areas. Two Combating WMD Planning Assistance Teams are forming to assist Echelon Above Corps Army elements with CWMD planning capability. Their initial focus will be the Pacific and domestically in the US. Key to their success is close coordination with the Defense Threat Reduction Planners for COCOM level integration and HODA Strategy, Plans and Policy Elements for Army Component integration. Additionally, we are providing CWMD subject matter experts to the Battle Command Training Program in support of exercises held at Corps level and above. Information from these interactions is used by USANCA in reviewing Joint Capability documents as well as guiding analysis efforts to better understand the operational impact of specific WMD challenges. One key to successful integration of CWMD tasks and strategy is the consideration of Security Cooperation efforts in light of those called for in the Contingency Planning Guidance. Beyond the obvious Phase 0 connection, the demand on Army resources across both areas is viewed concurrently providing a more holistic perspective.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Nuclear Warfare