Army to join Pentagon’s “Air Sea Battle” concept
Given Obama’s foreign policy paving the way for more extremist elements to gain political control of governments in the Middle East, this type of news may prove well worth keeping an eye on. More at link below via The Washington Times.
The Army is preparing to officially join the Pentagon’s “Air Sea Battle” operational concept, as the Defense Department shifts its focus from land operations in the Middle East and Europe to mostly naval and aerial activities in the Asia-Pacific region.
Along with the Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, the Army soon will issue a memo that outlines how it will implement the battle plan, which seemingly excluded ground forces at its inception more than three years ago.
The Army’s inclusion should come as a relief to some of the service’s leaders and supporters who are concerned about a loss of relevance. The Army is absorbing the bulk of personnel cuts under a smaller defense budget, and the U.S. is pivoting away from Afghanistan and toward the Asia-Pacific. More via Washington Times.