"Capability-Based Planning can be used to derive a capability development plan for a robust defense force that meets strategic objectives. CBP involves the partitioning and assessment of defense capabilities. It provides a detailed picture of defense capability and helps defense to allocate its scarce resources among vastly different capabilities. It also provides a more flexible and cost effective basis for defense planning than like-for-like replacement of systems along single-service lines."
Joint Chiefs of Staff: Joint Experimentation, Transformation and Concepts Division: http://www.dtic.mil/futurejointwarfare/index.html