The United States Army Concept Capability Plan for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction for the Futer Modular Force 2015-2024
ARMY TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND FORT MONROE VA
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TRADOC Pam 525-7-19 provides amplification to the Armys capstone and operating concepts and nests with the joint publication, Joint Integrating Concept for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction WMD. It describes capabilities required for the future Modular Force to implement effectively the National Military Strategy to Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction NMSCWMD during the 2015-2024 timeframe. This concept incorporates the guiding principles active, layered defense in depth and situational awareness and command and control from the NMSCWMD. It serves as a reference guide for future combat development efforts designed to provide relevant and ready land power that is neither coerced nor attacked by enemies using WMD able to rapidly mitigate effects of WMD across full spectrum operations. TRADOC Pam 525-7-19 is the outcome of a collaborative effort involving subject matter experts from throughout the Army, and the product of a detailed study of strategic guidance, current doctrine, and lessons learned. It represents an attempt to address requirements across six of the eight military mission areas as set forth in the NMSCWMD holistically. The Army has clear roles in the WMD interdiction, WMD offensive operations, WMD elimination, active defense, passive defense, and consequence management mission areas. The Armys lesser roles in security cooperation and partnership activities and threat reduction and cooperation are generally excluded as a matter of scope even though Army assets will play a supporting role in these more diplomatic mission areas. The broad approach taken with this concept is presented here as acknowledgment of the crosscutting nature of combating WMD capabilities requirements. Army input to future studies should have a consistent starting point. It is not the intent of this document to serve as the final Army input to future revisions of the various joint capabilities based assessments dealing with WMD, but is meant to provide a starting point.
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