Joint Vision 2020

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Joint Vision 2020 "builds upon and extends the conceptual template established by Joint Vision 2010 to guide the continuing transformation of America’s Armed Forces. The primary purpose of those forces has been and will be to fight and win the Nation’s wars. The overall goal of the transformation described in this document is the creation of a force that is dominant across the full spectrum of military operations – persuasive in peace, decisive in war, preeminent in any form of conflict." [1]

"Three aspects of the world of 2020 have significant implications for the US Armed Forces. [2]

  • "First, the United States will continue to have global interests and be engaged with a variety of regional actors."
  • "Second, potential adversaries will have access to the global commercial industrial base and much of the same technology as the US military."
  • "Third, we should expect potential adversaries to adapt as our capabilities evolve. We have superior conventional warfighting capabilities and effective nuclear deterrence today, but this favorable military balance is not static."

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