Eighth Army's Roadmap: How We Fight

Monday October 15, 2012

What is it?

Eighth Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. John D. Johnson released a roadmap called "How We Fight" to outline a revolutionary mission change for the U.S. Army's top operational headquarters in South Korea.

What has the Army done?

As a Field Army capable of conducting unified land operations across the spectrum of conflict, Eighth Army is charting a revolutionary change in mission to better enable it to deter aggression on the Korean Peninsula and maintain stability in Northeast Asia.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?

Eighth Army is incorporating lessons learned from a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan to better enable it to seize the initiative from any opponent under the most challenging conditions, in some of the most rugged, complex terrain in the world.

Why is it important to the Army?

Eighth Army "Fight Tonight" readiness is imperative in Korea's high-risk environment. The risk of further provocation is high. The North Korean regime's pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missile technology poses a significant threat to its neighbors and the United States. Eighth Army must be prepared to fight in a hybrid environment, across some of the most challenging and unforgiving terrain, in extreme weather conditions, and against a lethal and dedicated adversary who is a master of his environment. Eighth Army and its Soldiers are prepared for the full range of unified land operations.

Resources:

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STAND-TO!: Eighth Army - An Operational Field Army Headquarters
Army.mil: Eighth Army News

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