Strategic Responsiveness: Does Capability Support Strategy?
Beginning in 2001, the National Defense Strategy changed as DOD began implementing capabilities-based planning and
strategy and by moving to an expeditionary force primarily based in the continental United States. This and each subsequent
change in national defense strategy increasingly required a strategically responsive joint force to support U.S national strategy.
Research shows the strategic responsiveness of the joint force has not evolved simultaneously with strategy to meet
requirements for the military's two fundamental tasks to deter and wage war in support of US national policy and national
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