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Report on U.S. Military Power 2012 (24)

(People's Daily Online)

10:56, July 19, 2013

Third, global agility. Being agile means swifter response than the enemy. The complexity of future security environment requires swift and adaptable military responses. To that end, globally integrated joint forces will use cyber and global strike to rapidly bring combat power to bear. Massed formation will gradually phase out, and in its place there will be smarter positioning of forces, greater use of prepositioned stocks and rapid expeditionary basing, and more nimble command-and-control cells.

Fourth, partnering. The complexity of future security environment requires more than the military instrument of national power. Joint force must be able to integrate effectively with U.S. governmental agencies, partner militaries, and indigenous and regional stakeholders. This integration must be flexible, ranging from a functional non-state actor to multinational operations.

Fifth, flexible formation of joint forces. Joint forces must be formed and employed according to specific security challenges. Mission-based joint forces will not replace geographically and functionally-based forces completely, as geography remains the logical basis for conducting theater cooperative security, while some missions, such as strategic deterrence, remains functionally distinct. Joint forces can better accomplish a given mission if hybrid command is arranged to provide greater flexibility.

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