Developing Resource-Informed Strategic Assessments and by Paul K. Davis, Stuart E. Johnson, Duncan Long, kavid C.

By Paul K. Davis, Stuart E. Johnson, Duncan Long, kavid C. Gompert

A debate will most likely ensue in 2009 approximately U.S. international national-security procedure. The authors describe and illustrate a strategy to assist body and review resource-informed thoughts. The middle is an built-in portfolio-analysis strategy that compares innovations through their expected effectiveness, dangers, and source implications, 3 illustrative grand innovations are in comparison, which deal in several methods with the issues of our time.

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More tangibly, each strategy should explicit include concepts for adaptation and identify “requirements” for resources that would facilitate such adaptation. Let us now return to the basic flow. 1) is as follows: strategy statement to goals, to approach, to objectives of the COCOMs, to capabilities required by the COCOMs, to choices of forces and other programs, and, finally, to costing (and other characterizations of resource implications). 1 Resource implications 20 Developing Resource-Informed Strategic Assessments and Recommendations approach is illustrated below for an analytic baseline strategy and for three alternative strategies.

Comprehensiveness. The assessment should explicitly address each of the many high-level categories of objectives so that a proposed strategy can be assessed for its balance. 4 The phrase “portfolio of” can be used as an adjective for investments, systems, or capabilities. Thus, someone building a defense program may think in terms of a portfolio of investments, but the purpose is to create a portfolio of future-commander capabilities suitable for diverse operational circumstances. Introduction 5 3.

S. Joint Forces Command JFCOM Joint provider of forces and training dent actor. We treat both SOCOM and STRATCOM as operating units in the ensuing analysis, and we treat TRANSCOM and JFCOM as included in National Command (described in the next section). , offices of the service chiefs or secretaries). 1 Geographic Responsibilities USEUCOM USNORTHCOM USCENTCOM USAFRICOM USPACOM USPACOM USSOUTHCOM SOURCE: DoD News Briefing, April 17, 2002. NOTES: This map shows AFRICOM’s objective AOR in green. The command has not yet assumed responsibility for all of the demarcated area.

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