Air War College Air University Maxwell AFB United States
Our military forces have been conducting operations overseas for more than nine years. These continuous operations have put tremendous pressures on our forces and our capabilities. The number of services and coalition forces involved in these operations has forced the military to rely on more joint capability than ever in our history. While the 1980s were a decade of thinking jointness and the 1990s were a decade of transitioning to jointness, today we are operating as a joint force. At the same time, domestic economic pressures and climbing debts are forcing decrements in the overall defense budgets.