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Edition: Mon, April 23, 2007
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Enhancing Joint Interdependence

What is it? Joint interdependence is the purposeful reliance on other service and joint capabilities to maximize their complementary and reinforcing effects while minimizing service vulnerabilities. Each branch of the Armed Forces excels in a different domain -- land, air, sea, space and cyber. The Army sees particular benefit in continued development of Joint Battle Command, Fires and Effects, Logistics, Force Projection, Intelligence, and Air and Missile Defense, which are consistent with the recently developed Joint Capability Areas (JCAs).

What has the Army done? The Army's existing efforts to transform its land forces are focused on emerging JCAs. In May 2005 the Secretary of Defense endorsed implementation of JCAs and directed their incorporation in future key DoD documents, including Defense Planning Scenarios, Strategic Planning Guidance, and across acquisition activities. The Secretary of Defense further directed the continued development of JCAs with specific tasks of embedding them in Joint Concepts as well as incorporating them in program and budget databases and Transformation Planning Guidance. Ongoing transformation exists not only in the development of new organizations and materiel but also in emerging warfighting concepts. The Joint Operations Concepts (JOpsC) family guides DoD transformation by describing how future Joint Forces will conduct operations 8-20 years in the future.

In conjunction with and informed by JOpsC, the Army is developing concepts for future land operations in order to influence the development of Army capabilities that will provide a Joint Force Commander with necessary capabilities to dominate in the land domain. In addition, the Army is intentionally working with the other Services to improve our ability to dominate across the entire range of military operations.


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