[..]5. Potential adversaries are blurring lines between strategic and conventional approaches; they are blending nuclear, space, cyber, conventional, and unconventional means in their warfighting doctrines and pursuing coercive aims through a mix of military and non- military means.
Recommendation: DOD must develop new operational concepts to achieve strategic advantage, including by addressing the ability of aggressive regimes to achieve a fait accompli against states on their periphery, or to use nuclear or strategic weapons in ways that would fall short of justifying a large-scale U.S. nuclear response. The United States must also develop more holistic strategies and operational concepts for prevailing in competitions short of war. DOD should establish cross-functional teams to integrate responses to these and other difficult challenges.[..]
[..]9.Forward posture is a key component of deterring competitors and adversaries and assuring allies and partners. Speed matters, and the ability to mobilize and move forces quickly is critical given that likely contingencies could begin with a small confrontation that escalates quickly.
Recommendation: If the United States desires to avoid military conflict and control potential escalation, it should ensure there is a capable day-to-day posture in key theaters. [..]
[..]18.The Commission has serious reservations about DOD’s ability to support its global operations. Inadequate lift and tanker support, a lack of secure communications, and insufficient capabilities and in-frastructure are impeding strategic mobility.
Recommendation: DOD must invest in a more resilient and secure logistics and transportation infrastructure, especially if it relies on a Dynamic Force Employment model that envisions shifting assets rapidly across theaters.[..]
vara bungas: Novērtējums ir pilns ar visnotaļ pareiziem apsvērumiem, scinājumiem un rekomendācijām. Nepārtrauktās klātbūtnes nodrošināšana vien ir ko vērta. Tātad ar izpratni par problēmu nav problēmu. Problēma šobrīd ir apstākļī, ka nav skaidrs cik lielā mērā pašreizējā US izpildvara ir gatava šīm rekomenācijām sekot, jo īpaši ņemot vērā J.N. Mattisa un Pentagona štāba priekšnieka admirāļa Svīnija demisiju.