The Evolution of US Joint Operations

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Jared Tomberlin, left, and an interpreter pull security on top of a mountain ridge during a reconnaissance mission near Forward Operating Base Lane in the Zabul province of Afghanistan Feb. 28, 2009. Tomberlin is assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Mancini, U.S. Army/Released)

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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