Robert Steele: Reinventing the US Army Part II – Overview of Planning and Programming Factors for Expeditionary Army Operations
Overview of Planning and Programming Factors for Expeditionary Army Operations
Part II in the Reinventing the US Army monograph series.
Robert David Steele
DOC (37 Pages): EIN 7FV42 ERAP Steele Vol 2 Global Reality 1.3
This is the author’s preliminary draft of the second of three monographs focused on the future of the US Army as an expeditionary force in a complex world that is rapidly decentralizing while also facing major development challenges. This second monograph (the first presented a notional Grand Strategy for discussion) presents the holistic analytic model and the resulting strategic generalizations from the Marine Corps’ original study, Overview of Planning and Programming Factors for Expeditionary Operations in the Third World (Marine Corps Combat Development Command, March 1990). The model is neither complete nor current – it is a starting point for reflection. A new comprehensive model is needed that supports Grand Strategy not only across the D3 – Defense, Diplomacy, and Development – planning and programming domains, but across Whole of Government (WoG) as well, and ideally, also into the multinational and “eight tribe” conceptual space as well – future operations demand the full integration of both estimative intelligence and operational inclusion of all elements of society, not just government – military.