Joint Operating Environment: Trends and Challenges for the Future Joint Force through 2030   [open pdf - 1MB]

"The Joint Operating Environment document provides a framework for the study and articulation of a range of alternative future operating environments. The JOE presents future joint operating environments that have been developed after a wide-ranging examination of global, environmental, sociological, technological, and military dynamics that will influence the course of future conflict. The JOE document is intended to provide a research-based grounding for further discussions about the implications of potential future operational environmental trends for the joint training, experimentation, doctrinal development, and operational communities. These alternative futures can then be used to support the development of joint and service concepts, scenarios, experiments, exercises, and long term operational plans. By examining a number of critical trends influencing potential future operational environments and associated threats, this paper will serve as a common frame of reference and guide for civilian and military leaders responsible for the capabilities-based joint transformation process."

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