Thursday, January 22, 2015

Pentagon Bids Adieu to Air-Sea Battle Name | DoD Buzz

Pentagon Bids Adieu to Air-Sea Battle Name | DoD Buzz: The Pentagon has chosen to close the Air-Sea Battle Office and fold their work into a new section of the Joint Staff, according to a memorandum issued on Jan. 8 that was published by the U.S. Naval Institute.

Air-Sea Battle was a concept introduced by the Air Force and Navy in 2009 that was stood up to devise strategies for the military services to work together to defeat advanced militaries like China. The concept was designed to help U.S. forces gain access to contested areas and project power.

Air Force and Navy leaders said the new concept is needed in order to deal with advanced worldwide threats. Advances in ballistic missiles, jamming equipment and anti-aircraft weaponry had forced service leaders to review strategies going forward.