Adapting & Understanding the Future of War
ARMY SPACE AND MISSILE DEFENSE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL AL
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In late December last year the Army published the Army Capstone Concept. The concept is subtitled Operational Adaptability Operating under conditions of Uncertainty and Complexity in an Era of Persistent Conflict. The new concept is a guide to how the Army will apply available, yet dwindling, resources to overcome adaptive enemies, while concurrently articulating how to think about future armed conflict. This concept will serve as the foundation to drive development and modernization efforts. It provides the common framework for thinking about the conduct of future joint land operations under the conditions of uncertainty and complexity. The Army Capstone Concept helps place modernization decisions within the context of future armed conflict and establishes the conceptual foundation of our DOTMLPF doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leader development, personnel and facilities requirements and development. The Capstone Concept, while not specifically calling out this growing vulnerability of space-based capabilities, must be able to fight degraded which includes space-based capabilities as well as degraded communications and command and control networks. The new concept, rather than constraining space operations, provides U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command and Space Operation Officers a new opportunity and foundation challenging us to further emphasize, provide, and develop space-based capabilities within the Army. Operational adaptability is dependent upon space.
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