The Evolution of US Joint Operations

30 August 2016

by Scott Nicholas Romaniuk and Tobias Burgers

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Joint Operation Doctrines combine all branches of a military’s tactical, operational and strategic capabilites into a fluid form to meet the challenges in a theatre. The ability to create this war-fighting fluidity is extremely important in any war, especially now with the rise of terrorism and violent non-state actors. The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have made the US to review its Joint Operation approach and its structure. However as Romaniuk and Burgers suggest this has been an ongoing evolution through many of America’s wars.

 

Feature photo / “US Soldier in Zabul Province, Afghanistan.” – Wikimedia Commons, 2016

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Scott Nicholas Romaniuk is a Staff Analyst for DefenceReport and a PhD Candidate at the School of International Studies, University of Trento (Italy). His research focuses on asymmetric warfare, terrorism and counterterrorism, international security, and the use of force. Email: scott.romaniuk@unitn.it. Tobias Burgers is currently a Doctoral Candidate at the Otto Suhr Institute, Free University Berlin, from which he holds a diploma in political science. His research interests include the impact of cyber and robotic technology on security dynamics, East-Asian security relations, maritime security and the future of conflict. Email: burgers@zedat.fu-berlin.de.


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