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JOAC Jan 2012 Signed

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JOINT OPERATIONAL ACCESS CONCEPT (JOAC)
VERSION 1.0 17 January 2012
Distribution Statement A Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
 
 
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FOREWOR
The
Joint Operational
Access
Concept
JOAC)
describes
in
broad
terms
my
vision
for
how
joint
forces
will
operate
n
response
to emerging
antiaccess
and
area-denial
security challenges.
Due
to
three
major
trends
-
the
growth of
antiaccess
and
area-denial
capabilities
around the
globe,
the
changing
U.S
.
overseas defense posture
and
the
emergence of
space
and
cyberspace
as
contested domains
-
future
enemies
both
states
and
nonstates
see
the
adoption
of
antiaccess/
area-denial strategies
against
the
United
States
as
a
favorable
course
of
action
for
them.
The
JOAC
describes
how
future
joint
forces
will
achieve
operational access
in the
face
of
such
strategies.
Its central
thesis
is
Cross Domain
Synergy the
complementary
vice
merely
additive
employment
of capabilities
in
different
domains
such
that
each enhances the
effectiveness
and
compensates
for
the
vulnerabilities of
the
others-to
establish superiority in some combination
of
domains
that
will
provide
the
freedom
of
action required by
the
mission. The
JOAC
envisions
a
greater
degree of
integration
across domains
and
at
lower
echelons
than
ever
before.
Embracing cross-domain
synergy
at
increasingly
lower
levels will
be essential
to
generating
the
tempo
that
is
often
critical
to
exploiting
fleeting local
opportunities
for
disrupting
the
enemy
system. The
JOAC
also envisions
a
greater
degree
and
more
flexible
integration
of
space
and
cyberspace operations
into
the
traditional air-sea-Iand battlespace
than
ever
before.
Each
Service
has an
important
role
in
ensuring
Joint
Operational
Access.
The
JOAC
was
developed
by
representatives
from
each
of
the
Services
and
the
Joint
Staff in coordination with
the
combatant
commands multinational
partners
and
other stakeholders.
The
JOAC
development
was
supported
by
an
experimentation campaign
including
a
multi-scenario
wargame
multiple
·
Service-sponsored events
and
other concept
development
venues.
The strategic challenge is
clear:
the
Joint
Force
must
maintain the
freedom
of
action
to
accomplish
any
assigned
mission. The
Joint
Operational
Access
Concept
is
a
critical first
step
in ensuring the joint
force
has
the
requisite capabilities
to
do
so.

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