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JFCOM releases study on future threats
JFCOM releases study on future threats
By John T. Bennett - Staff writer
Posted : Thursday Dec 4, 2008 15:49:23 EST

A new U.S. Joint Forces Command planning document offers insights into planning for irregular conflicts, urges long-promised acquisition reform, and outlines potential threats and enemies.

Released Thursday, the Joint Operating Environment document is a historically informed, forward-looking effort to discern most accurately the challenges we will face at the operational level of war, and to determine their inherent implications, Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis, JFCOM commander, writes in its foreword. Its purpose is not to predict, but to suggest ways leaders might think about the future.

The study is meant to inform joint concept development and experimentation by the U.S. military and other leaders and professionals in the national security field.

The study is largely a response to three questions:

What future trends and disruptions are likely to affect the joint force over the next quarter century?

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