Accession Number : ADA295685

Title :   Force XXI, The National Strategy, and Joint Operations: Are They In Sync?

Descriptive Note : Strategic rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Wildermann, Eric R.

PDF Url : ADA295685

Report Date : 18 APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : Force XXI is the process of changing the current industrial age Army into the information age Army of the twenty-first century. This paper examines two questions about Force XXI. First, is Force XXI is grounded in the National Security Strategy and National Military Strategy of the United States? Second, since one of the three components of the National Military Strategy involves fighting as a joint force, how well is the Army doing at building a joint-capable twenty-first century Army? Based on an examination of the Force XXI literature and working documents, as well as conversations with proponent Force XXI directorates, the author concludes that Force XXI is well grounded in the national strategy of the United States, but that while the Army's intent is to build a truly joint-capable Force XXI Army, the mechanisms and process to do so are not fully in place. The author ends with four recommendations based on his examination.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY STRATEGY, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, *ARMY OPERATIONS, UNITED STATES, NATIONAL SECURITY, ORGANIZATIONS, STRATEGY, FORECASTING, DOCUMENTS, MILITARY MODERNIZATION, ARMY.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE