Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Enabling Joint Force Capabilities   [open pdf - 6MB]

U.S. national security leaders face a complex, dynamic set of demands in protecting the interests of the United States and its allies. Three key trends shape the nature and capability of the military forces required to meet these demands: 1. The limited ability to predict when, where, and under what conditions we will need to commit U.S. military forces, the need for forces that enjoy dominant superiority over potential adversaries, and the rapid development and global availability of information technology. Taken together, these trends underscore the need for enhanced joint capabilities. The task force identifies specific characteristics and examples of organizations that could be capable of accepting responsibility and accountability for delivering the capability with needed responsiveness, reviews and understands the current state of assigned responsibilities and accountability for joint capabilities to quickly bring combat forces together and focus them on joint objectives across a wide spectrum of possible contingencies, and recommends further steps to strengthen the joint structure ability to quickly respond with effective joint force operations with integrated Service-and Agency-provided force capabilities.

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