F103 Total Army Analysis (TAA) and Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) In this lesson you will continue to review the key agencies and major force management processes used in developing warfighting capability provided to combatant comman Review Key agencies Major force management processes Used in developing warfighting capability provided to combatant commanders for the
1. In President Obama’s speech at West Point, he announced that 30,000 additional troops would be sent to Afghanistan. He made this decision because he said it was vital to the United States’ national interest. The vital national interest at risk in President Obama’s address is the security and
For the United States military to take an active role in foreign nation’s problems or situations, the President and congress have to approve the mission. The US military has played numerous roles throughout many different regions of the world. Military regions for the US are forming and processing multiple armed
The US Central Command’s planning for Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) was not the all-inclusive plan that joint operations require. Joint operations are no longer limited to major combat operations, but encompass a wide range of actions. Planning for joint operations requires input from many sources to produce a successful campaign plan to meet the desired end state. Operational design provides a concept and a construction framework that underpins a campaign and its execution. (JP GL13). Evaluating the planning process by using the operational design identifies some of CENTCOM’s shortfalls. US military planners’ lack of understanding of the operational environment led to an inadequately defined problem that resulted in a faulty operational approach. CENTCOM’s approach did not have the right assessment to gauge the effectiveness of the plan such as alerting planners when and if the plan needed modification. Current joint planning policy incorporates several of CENTCOM’s shortfalls in an attempt to provide a better planning process for future joint operations.
In order to develop effective solutions for complex military problems, the Joint Community within the US Military adopted the methodology of Operational Design in Joint Doctrine. This methodology addresses the concept of complex, ill-structured or “wicked” problems. In fact, Lessons Learned as a result of operations conducted over the last
1. (20 points) The focus of a campaign or major operation is the achievement of the theater strategic objective or objectives the military condition(s) or end state that defines success for the operational commander, and which ultimately achieve National or Alliance objectives. Considering the strategic guidance provided to General Eisenhower for the North African Campaign in the Directive for Commander-in-Chief Allied Expeditionary Force, and based on the outline plan:
There is a cascade of departments influential informing planning. The National Defense Strategy (NDS) flows from the National Security Strategy and informs the National Military Strategy and provides the foundation for the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR). The QDR focuses DODs strategies and capabilities and focuses on operations of today and tomorrow. The NDS provides the framework for DOD strategic guidance, deliberate planning, force development and intelligence.16 Ch II 11-3 Strategic Direction and Joint operations.
USAWC Theater Strategy and Campaigning – The Role of Landpower in the Achievement of National Strategic Objectives in the JIIM Environment “This nation takes action in the international arena aimed at influencing human activity and the environments in which that activity occurs. It could not be otherwise, as all
The Diplomatic, Informational, Military, and Economic (DIME) are the four instruments of National Power. The United States Government (USG) uses the DIME to address advance USG interests to prevent war. These elements incorporate an all-inclusive range of national power. Governmental agencies use these tools when developing or refining strategies. The diplomatic instrument is led by the Department of State (DOS) and the ability to negotiate, influence, relate, and gain agreement with international organizations, foreign countries, and non-governmental entities. The informational instrument is the USG’s ability to communicate using interconnected global networks and many other methods relaying our national intent. The employment of the Informational
If I was in the role of a senior adviser to the President of the United States will view strategy and grand strategy with such skillful management and wise intelligence of state affairs. Strategy may be defined as an overall plan that is crafted with a series of actions and support in order to increase favorable possibilities of victory, or winning favorable goals to their interests and purpose (Heuser, 2010). Strategy may include the uses of the country’s instruments of power, usually military forces. However, statecrafts have to keep in mind that the conflicting side may have the common interest and a common strategy. Strategy itself is not only a concept, but “an inherent element of statecraft at all times” (Heuser, 2010).
Our first challenge to understanding Unconventional Warfare (UW) is there is no national policy or joint doctrine. This lack of appetite for incorporating UW into national strategy stems from two reasons. First, UW does not fit into the time constraints our key leaders have to work within. POTUS, Congress, members of the JCS, and our military commanders are not willing to invest in a campaign that exceeds their tenure. To do so would be career suicide. UW campaigns need about 18 - 24 months to achieve effects. This requires SOF activities conducted in the steady-state to synchronize with a whole-of-government approach.
At its heart, as stated in the summary, the strategic goal of the NSS is to “ensure the safety of the American people and advance our national
Each president has his own personal preferences and goals that he is forced to place on the back burner in order to address these domestic and systemic influences. However, should the political atmosphere present opportune conditions, “...existing political constraints and opportunities are well understood by the individual in office, and if these factors are in a position to the manipulated, the president is capable of exercising control beyond that of any other individual in the world.”7 Under these circumstances the president may attempt to initiate his own vision of a grand strategy, which consists of clearly articulated notions of national interest in combination with a set of plans for advancing said ideas.8 Grand strategies, which are the president 's arguments about the role the U.S plays in the global stage, are often laid out in advance, with the
Termination Criteria In order to meet the standards approved by the President or Secretary of Defense, US forces must; ensure energy resources from the region are available for friendly states without corruption. Secondly transportation and key infrastructure must be maintained and/or expanded without external assistance. Lastly the threat from Ahurastan and SAPA must be isolated or defeated.
NATO’s degree of involvement is not limited to its member states as over 40 states, which are not members of the organization, are involved in political and security issues concerning the organization. Roping in other countries has facilitated improved exchange of information, enhanced understanding of conflicts in regions where NATO seeks to intervene but does not have a presence. Despite being an American-centric entity, NATO’s functions have all the attributes of an international organization working for the preservation of international peace.