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The Joint Chiefs of Staff is putting the finishing touches on a new Joint Warfighting Concept, a strategy for multi-domain information warfare. The data and information that will drive that concept will mean a dramatically different way of warfighting than the services prepare for today.

  • Chris Dougherty, Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security, said presenting dilemmas and difficult choices to China and Russia strengthens the United States’ ability to deter and respond to attacks against its Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities.
  • For example, relocating the Combined Air Operations Center from Germany to North Carolina (which was done in a wargame) forces the adversary to decide between allowing the U.S. to keep its systems operational or to attack places it does not want to, explained Dougherty.
  • Other lines of effort Dougherty discussed include leveling the playing field in the “peacetime” environment, achieving degradation dominance in the techno-cognitive confrontation and organizing and training for degraded and disrupted multi-domain operations.
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