The Joint Operating Environment is intended to inform joint conceptdevelopment and experimentation throughout the Departmentof Defense. It provides a perspective on future trends, shocks,contexts, and implications for future joint force commanders andother leaders and professionals in the national security eld. Thisdocument is speculative in nature and does not suppose to predictwhat will happen in the next twenty-ve years. Rather, it is intendedto serve as a starting point for discussions about the future securityenvironment at the operational level of war. Inquiries about the JointOperating Environment should be directed to USJFCOM Public Affairs, 1562 Mitscher Avenue, Suite 200, Norfolk, VA 23551-2488,(757) 836-6555.
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