Wednesday, January 18, 2012


The DoD has signed and released the JOINT OPERATIONAL ACCESS CONCEPT (JOAC).

An explanation from Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says
“The [concept] outlines how we will confront emerging anti-access/area denial [referred to by military members as A2/AD] threats by state and non-state enemies across the globe,” the chairman noted in his blog. “A2/AD is not new, but it is a defining characteristic of today’s operational environment.”

“The concept identifies 30 operational capabilities the future joint force will need to gain operational access in an opposed environment,” the document reads, in part. “The implications of creating and maintaining these capabilities in the necessary capacity are potentially profound.”