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Accession Number ADA584067
Title Air-Sea Battle: Service Collaboration to Address Anti-Access & Area Denial Challenges.
Publication Date May 2013
Media Count 17p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract From its inception, the U.S. military has continuously adapted itself to meet evolving threats. At its core, the Air- Sea Battle (ASB) Concept is about reducing risk and maintaining U.S. freedom of action and reflects the Services most recent efforts to improve U.S. capabilities. Similar to previous efforts, the Concept seeks to better integrate the Services in new and creative ways. It is a natural and deliberate evolution of U.S. power projection and a key support component of U.S. national security strategy for the 21st century. AirLand Battle was developed in the 1970s and 1980s to counter a Soviet backed combined arms attack in Europe. A key component of AirLand Battle was the degradation of rear echelon forces before they could engage allied forces. This mission was largely assigned to the Air Force and led to unprecedented coordination between the Army and Air Force. The ASB Concept is similarly designed to attack-in-depth, but instead of focusing on the land domain from the air, the Concept describes integrated operations across all five domains (air, land, sea, space, and cyberspace) to create advantage. The ASB Concept further differentiates itself from its predecessor in that the ASB Concept also strives to protect our rear echelon across the same domains. This defensive aspect of ASB helps the Joint Force reduce risk in the face of increasingly longer range and more precise weapons which could affect our space-based platforms, land forces, airbases, capital ships, and network infrastructure. While ASB is not a strategy, it is an important component of DoD s strategic mission to project power and sustain operations in the global commons during peacetime or crisis. Implementation of the ASB Concept, coordinated through the ASB office, is designed to develop the force over the long-term, and will continue to inform institutional, conceptual, and programmatic changes for the Services for years to come.
Keywords Air force
Area denial
Asb(Air Sea Battle)
Defense systems
Integrated systems
Joint military activities
Military facilities
Military operations
Military strategy
National security

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
Corporate Author Department of Defense, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1402
Contract Number N/A

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