Reference: Army Strategic Planning Guidance (2013)

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PDF 21 pages: 2013 Army Strategic Planning Guidance

Phi Beta Iota:   All buzz words, no specifics.

We are reminded that much of this is precisely what the US Marine Corps tried to tell the Secretary of Defense in 1992.  The Services — and OSD — are once again 20 years behind the planning and programming curve.  Understandably absent from this document are all matters of mobility, communications, intelligence, and air support.  The plain fact is that this document is devoid of value absent a Secretary of Defense able to demand and insert coherence across the whole.  A huge part of the problem is that DoD does not have access to constructive coherent intelligence (decision-support) that is relevant to multi-service and multi-national strategy, policy, acquisition, and whole of government as well as eight tribe M4IS2 operations.

See Also:

Marcus Aurelius: Army Talking Points on Sequesters — REVISED to Respect Push-Back

2013 Robert Steele: Reflections on Reform 2.2 Numbers for 30% DoD Cut over 2-4 Years

2012 Robert Steele: Reflections on Healing the Americas

2012 Robert Steele: Reflections on the US Military — Redirection Essential — and a Prerequisite to Creating a 450-Ship Navy, a Long-Haul Air Force, and an Air-Liftable Army

2012 Robert Steele: Addressing the Seven Sins of Foreign Policy — Why Defense, Not State, Is the Linch Pin for Global Engagement

1994 Brief to the National Research Council Review of the Army Multi-Billion Dollar Future Communications Architecture

1994 Sounding the Alarm on Cyber-Security

1990 Expeditionary Environment Analytic Model

1989 General Al Gray on Global Intelligence Challenges

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