To meet rising threats from ballistic missiles, Combined Forces Command and US Forces Korea created a theater-level missile defense command that serves as an excellent model for other theaters. The Combined and Joint Theater Missile Operations Cell fuses several theater missile defense elements into one joint organization, providing significant war-fighting abilities without additional force structure. Major topics addressed in article include Cause for Concern, Creating the New Organization, Understanding the Differences: Before and After, The Reorganization Process, Army Heavy, Yet Joint?, Dual Requirements of CJTMOC, Unproven Concept Concerns, and Insights for Positive Improvement on Joint Doctrine. Article concludes that the concept of merging small, in-theater assets with more robust, US-based assets via electronic means during armistice and war is certainly worth exploring.
Aerospace Power Journal, Fall 2001, v. 15, no. 3