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The Armed Forces Officer

The Armed Forces Officer

By Richard M. Swain and Albert C. Pierce

 

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Joint Force Quarterly 86

Joint Force Quarterly 86

3rd Quarter, 2017 
The newest issue of JFQ is now online. 


Highlighted Articles

U.S. Southern Command: Evolving to Meet 21st-Century Challenges

By Kurt W. Tidd and Tyler W. Morton

Latin America and the Caribbean is the region most closely connected to our own stability, security, and economic prosperity. This is important despite the fact other regions often figure more prominently in U.S. foreign policy and national security strategy. Given our shared values, culture, geography, heritage, and history, security challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean often become security challenges for the United States.
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Civil-Military Relations in Transitions: Behavior of Senior Military Officers

By Charles D. Allen

On Inauguration Day 2017, President Donald Trump inherited from President Barack Obama’s administration the current cohort of uniformed military leaders at the most senior levels across the Department of Defense (DOD). Over the previous 2 years, President Obama had selected an impressive group of military officers.
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Where Rumsfeld Got It Right: Making a Case for In-Progress Reviews

By Anthony Dunkin

Combatant commanders (CCDRs) are responsible for the development of campaign and contingency plans as directed by the Guidance for the Employment of the Force (GEF) and the Joint Strategic Capabilities Plan (JSCP). Together, these documents translate national strategic direction and guidance from the President to CCDRs via the Secretary of Defense (SecDef) and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, respectively.
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