ISSUE 34
SUMMER 2001
Peace Matters index
 

 

 

   

full spectrum dominance

 
 


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- a blighted land
- the vision thing
- full spectrum dominance
- obstacles to communication
- child soldiers

 


"The ultimate goal of our military force is to accomplish the objectives directed by the National Command Authorities. For the joint force of the future, this goal will be achieved through full spectrum dominance - the ability of US forces, operating unilaterally or in combination with multinational and interagency partners, to defeat any adversary and control any situation across a full range of military operations.

The full range of operations includes maintaining a posture of strategic deterrence. It includes theatre engagements and presence activities. It includes conflicts involving employment of strategic forces and weapons of mass destruction, major theatre wars, regional conflicts, and smaller-scale contingencies. It also includes those ambiguous situations residing between peace and war, such as peacekeeping and peace enforcement operations, as well as noncombat humanitarian relief operations and support to domestic authorities.

The label full spectrum dominance implies that US forces are able to conduct prompt, sustained, and synchronized operations with combinations of forces tailored to specific situations and with access to and freedom to operate in all domains - space, sea, land, air, and information. Additionally, given the global nature of our interest and obligations, the United States must retain its overseas presence forces and the ability to rapidly projecting power worldwide in order to achieve full spectrum dominance."

United States Department of Defence: Joint Vision 2000.

 
         
         
     

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