Joint Force Quarterly

Articles from Vol. 00, No. 73, April

Achieving Accountability in Cyberspace: Revolution or Evolution?
Consider three scenarios, all based on actual incidents, and consider how violations in cyberspace have effects far beyond the actual incidents. Cross-domain Violation. During a crisis in the Arabian Gulf, a young Sailor working in an operations-intelligence...
Airpower and Globalization Effects: Rethinking the Five Rings
In 1988 Colonel John Warden, USAF, developed the "Five Rings" model, classifying a country as a system organized into five rings. Given traction in the Gulf War, the model has been a staple of airpower advocacy for two decades. The theory advocated...
Are We Really Ever off Duty?
As we in the U.S. military continue to renew our commitment to the Profession of Arms, the title of this article asks a compelling question for everyone who wears the cloth of the Nation. While I believe the question has an easy answer, let us not...
Bolivar: American Liberator
Any U.S. military officer or civil servant yearning to earn the sobriquet "grand strategist" must understand the ethos of the countries of Latin America. While many bodies of water are of great interest to the people of the United States and its government,...
"Break Out": A Plan for Better Equipping the Nation's Future Strategic Leaders
Reforming joint professional military education (JPME) has been much discussed and debated in recent years. At the National Defense University (NDU), the time for meaningful change has come. The University is moving out on reform. In this article,...
Combined Effects Power
The information revolution continues to recast how power is generated and how it can be used to achieve desired outcomes. Advanced technologies and novel communication tools are enabling individual and group actions to achieve truly disruptive effects....
Cross-Domain Synergy: Advancing Jointness
Today the separate military Ser-vices that make up America's Armed Forces work together more often than at any time in the Nation's history. Their success over the last decade of war has cemented the power of "jointness" in accomplishing military objectives....
Dieppe All over Again: The Quandaries of Combined Joint Operations
The raid on Dieppe in August 1942 is still controversial to the extent that "The waters have since been muddied so successfully that today hardly anything about the raid is undisputed." (1) The aim of this article is not to purify the muddy water but...
Executive Summary
A seemingly incomprehensible set of events is occurring as I write this column: the People's Republic of China is asserting its desire to extend an air defense zone in the Pacific, the Syrian crisis continues unabated, violence in nations transitioning...
From the Chairman
Representing Servicemembers who make up today's Joint Force is my greatest honor as Chairman. As the principal military advisor to the President of the United States, Secretary of Defense, and the National Security Council, I work to develop a shared...
Geography Matters in Maintaining Global Mobility
All strategy is geostrategy: Geography is fundamental. -COLIN S. GRAY (1) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Advancements in transportation technology have seemingly collapsed the world's vast distances. In this century we have witnessed the first commercially...
Green Peace Can Biofuels Accelerate Energy Security?
The evolution of liquid fuel for transportation has a long history of innovation that began with the steam engine. Initially, wood and coal were the primary fuel sources for propel-ling various vehicles both on land and at sea, but transferring them...
Ike Skelton, 1931-2013: Champion of Military Education
Education is persistently undervalued in most military institutions. This lack of attention is based on two realities of military life: education engenders the habit of questioning, while sound discipline, particularly in combat, requires unhesitating...
Information-Sharing with the Private Sector
Imagine logging onto your bank's secure Web site using your personal computer to pay monthly bills or transfer money between accounts to pay your mortgage. When you enter the Web site address or try to access a favorite link, you receive an error message....
Intelligence Collection: How to Plan and Execute Intelligence Collection in Complex Environments
By Wayne Michael Hall and Gary Citrenbaum Praeger, 2012 505 pp. $63 ISBN: 978-0313398179 Reviewed by Todd M. Manyx In this companion piece to the authors' 2010 work, Intelligence Analysis: How to Think in Complex Environments, Wayne...
Letter
To the Editor: I write in response to Derek S. Reveron and James L. Cook's article "From National to Theater: Developing Strategy" that appeared in Joint Force Quarterly 70 (3rd Quarter 2013). I agree wholeheartedly with the authors on their position...
Leveraging U.S. Civilian Capabilities in Africa
[A]s currently structured, the international system for responding to natural disasters is neither as timely nor equitable as it could be. Funding is secured on a largely ad-hoc basis after disaster strikes. --African Risk Capacity Response to the...
Reflections on Operation Unified Protector
As 2010 ended, few in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) would have predicted that the Alliance, with assistance from four partner nations, would be leading an air-heavy joint operation in North Africa. However, as the Arab Spring swept...
Shaping a 21st-Century Defense Strategy: Reconciling Military Roles
Once again the U.S. military is transitioning from a period of sustained conflict to a resource-constrained and uncertain future. Accordingly, the Nation is again debating its global role and how to develop an appropriate national security strategy....
Silent Watch: The Role of Army Air and Missile Defense
On March 29, 2013, North Korean President Kim Jong Un continued his public provocation and stated that it was time to "settle accounts" and directed his missile units to prepare to strike U.S. mainland and Pacific military bases. The next day North...
Sun Tzu in Contemporary Chinese Strategy
Sun Tzu wrote 2,500 years ago during an agricultural age but has remained relevant through both the industrial and information ages. When we think about security, Japan's greatest strategic concern is China, and we cannot discuss Chinese strategy without...
The Case for the Junior Joint Logistics Officer Training Program
Roughly 1,700 junior officers (O1-O3) matriculate annually into one of five Service-specific logistics officer-training courses. Each course has its own staff, support, curriculum, budget, travel funding, and school. But with reduced resources during...
The Joint Force Commander's Guide to Cyberspace Operations
Joint force commanders (JFC) earn the right to command because, regardless of their "native" domain, they are able to direct joint operations in the land, maritime, air, and space domains to achieve campaign objectives. Commanders must develop the...
The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us about the Coming Conflicts and the Battle against Fate
Ever since the rise of Hitler and the Second World War, international events and circumstances have led to periodic revivals of interest in the ideas and concepts of classical geopolitical theorists. As the Wehrmacht surged into the vast expanses of...
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