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BOX 1.6 Joint Vision 2010
Joint Vision 2010 provides a "conceptual
template" for the improved conduct of joint warfighting operations by
leveraging technological advances. Joint Vision 2010 stresses the importance
of information superiority--defined as "the capability to collect, process,
and disseminate an uninterrupted flow of information while exploiting or
denying an adversary's ability to do the same"--as the basis for improved
command, control, and intelligence functions.
It is based on four emerging operational
concepts that taken together will allow the U.S. armed forces to "dominate the
full range of operations from humanitarian assistance, through peace
operations, up and into the highest intensity conflict (i.e., full spectrum
- Dominant maneuver is the "multidimensional application of information, engagement, and
mobility capabilities to position and employ widely dispersed air, land,
sea, and space forces to accomplish assigned operational tasks."
- Precision engagement is a system of systems that allows U.S. armed forces "to locate the
objective or target, provide responsive command and control, generate the
desired effect, assess [their] level of success and retain the flexibility
to reengage with precision when required."
protection provides multilayered protection for
forces and facilities ranging from theater operations to the individual
- Focused logistics is the "fusion of information, logistics, and transportation
technologies to provide rapid crisis response, to track and shift assets
even while en route, and to deliver tailored logistics packages and
sustainment directly at the strategic, operational, and tactical level of
Joint Vision 2010 identifies several
critical considerations necessary to implement these new operational concepts:
high-quality personnel, innovative leadership, joint doctrine, joint education
and training, agile organizations, and technology enhancements.
SOURCES: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. 1996. Joint Vision 2010, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C.