Stabilizing the Future
MARINE CORPS COMBAT DEVELOPMENT COMMAND QUANTICO VA
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History has shown that military forces may not be suited to the operating environment and changing that reality will be a difficult process. A variety of factors to include recommendations from the Defense Science Board, doctrinal demands, and historical precedent were analyzed to support this thesis. The outcome of that analysis showed that a unified functional combatant command could simultaneously meet these recommendations and demands. The establishment of USSOCOM provided the necessary historical precedent. The benefits of such a command include an increased understanding within the operating environment as well as a potentially more effective force for executing stability operations.
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