<a href="//www.army.mil/references/" target="_blank">ARMY STRATEGIC PLANNING GUIDANCE (ASPG)</a>

Wednesday May 11, 2005

The Army Strategic Planning Guidance is the Army's institutional strategy and serves as its principal long-range planning document.

The 2005 ASPG:
- Provides a long-term prospective for planning at all levels.
- Provides a common understanding of the Army's contribution to National Security and the Joint Team.
- Identifies areas where additional emphasis is needed to maintain momentum for transformation and change.
- Introduces ten new strategic imperatives.
- Explains how these ten new strategic imperatives will allow the Army to accomplish its mission to meet the challenges of current and projected security environment.

Ten Strategic Imperatives:
1. Implement Transformation Initiatives
2. Improve Capabilities for Homeland Defense
3. Improve Proficiencies Against Irregular Challenges
4. Improve Capabilities for Stability Operations
5. Achieve Army Force Capabilities to Dominate in Complex Terrain
6. Improve Army Capabilities for Strategic Responsiveness
7. Improve Global Force Posture
8. Improve Capabilities for Battle Command
9. Improve Joint Fires Capability
10. Improve Capabilities for Joint Logistics

To read the ASPG, go to www.army.mil/references.

INFORMATION YOU CAN USE

Nominations for this year's Knowledge Management awards are being accepted until June 15 on Army Knowledge Online. The Army Knowledge Awards Program recognizes outstanding initiatives that support enterprise solutions which improve situational awareness and decision-making.

The six award categories are:
- Knowledge Transformation Initiative
- Enterprise Solution
- Cross-Functional Solution
- e-Army Initiative
- Community of Practice
- e-Learning Initiative

For more information or to nominate an organization for the award, go to https://www.us.army.mil/suite/portal.do?$p=9. AKO username and password is required to access the site. (Story)

NEWS ABOUT THE ARMY

  • EADS, Raytheon to team up on bid for Army transport planes (LAT | EB)
  • Corps of engineers welcomes Iraqi interns (CENTCOM News)
  • Demoted general claims Army used old case as basis for prosecution (WP | EB)

WAR ON TERROR NEWS

  • Congress gives final approval to $82M war bill (WP | EB)
  • Insurgents fight to the death in recent offensive (WP | EB)
  • 67 killed in wave of car bomb attacks (LAT | EB)
  • Battles on Syria, Iraq border begin to slow down (WP | EB)
  • Anbar province governor kidnapped by gunmen (PI | EB)
  • Iraq's army is struggling (CT | EB)
  • Iraq parliament elects committee to draft constitution (WP | EB)
  • Taliban leader rejects Afghanistan's amnesty offer, orders continued fighting (PI | EB)
  • Paratroopers deal blow to Taliban in remote valley (ARNEWS)

OF INTEREST

  • Secretary Rumsfeld, interview excerpts (NYT | EB)
  • No indication of Rumsfeld retiring (NYT | EB)
  • House committee plans push for troop strength increase (CQT/EB)
  • This round of BRAC expected to favor west and south (LAT | EB)
  • Quick deployment capability large factor in base closure decisions (PI | EB)
  • Benefit plan for wounded Soldiers passes in Congress (MH | EB)
  • Pentagon seeks exemption from environmental rules (WP | EB)
  • China decides against sanctions on North Korea (NYT | EB)

WORLD VIEW

  • Multiple attacks leave many dead or wounded in Iraq (Aljazeera)
  • Al-Jazeera news channel allowed back into Kuwait after two and a half years (Arab Times)
  • China encourages Taiwan consciousness not independence (China Daily)
  • Chavez criticizes U.S. imperialism at Latin-Arab summit (El Universal)
  • Russia and E.U. come to partnership agreement, despite discord (Moscow Times)

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SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

Transformation is a journey. It is not a destination. And transformation is not synonymous with modernization. It is not only done in the material dimension of the process. It involves doctrine. It involves organization. It involves training. It involves the way we develop our leaders. It involves the way we structure our installations; the way we train, equip, raise our soldiers; how we treat our families. (Transcript)

Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker
Army Chief of Staff

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