Accession Number:

ADA625244

Title:

Airsea Battle to Joint Concept for Access and Maneuver in the Global Commons: Imperative for a Continuation of a Crucial Warfighting Concept

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV NORFOLK VA JOINT FORCES STAFF COLLEGE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-06-12

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

If the United States intends to maintain its current strategic standing, effectively power project, and preserve its war fighting potential, the U.S. armed forces most obvious shortcomings must be acknowledged by the continuation and further development of a war fighting concept fully addressing the Anti-AccessAnti-Denial A2AD approach potential challengers have adopted. This thesis traces the origins of the AirSea Battle concept and reviews the deliberation over its merit. Concepts for future warfare formulated in the past will serve as a guide for assessing the status of AirSea Battle as a viable concept to model the development of capabilities the joint force will need to advance U.S. strategic interests and goals. Finally, this work makes recommendations on further distilment, incorporation, and refinement offering better options to senior leaders and decision makers.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE