Military Review English Edition July-August 2014 - Page 62

to end through all joint operational phases.7 The joint phasing construct provided a comprehensive framework to assess ideas under investigation—applied in peace and war, across various time periods, and in disparate, widely dispersed geographic areas. Execution of the FY 2012 experimentation plan constantly evolved as emerging insights revealed a need for deeper investigation of some areas or additional investigation in entirely unanticipated directions. Table 1 summarizes FY 2012 experimentation findings.8 Experimentation in FY 2012 reinforced the critical observation that the Army cannot design and attempt to execute a land campaign without deliberate consideration of war termination issues and without the involvement of unified action partners.9 War termination planning must consider the support and protection of populations and forces, including protection of critical enablers during withdrawal. Also apparent from experimentation in FY 2012 (and previous years) was Issues that while we are developing a highly capable Army, its capability derives from a fragile foundation of enablers. We must exercise caution to prevent the condition of these enablers from becoming an Achilles heel. Fiscal Year 2013 Experimentation Experiments in FY 2013 built on the results of the 2012 experiments. In 2013, the community sought to assess the integration of Army force design initiatives and proposed solutions for mitigating capability shortfalls. Originally, over forty initiatives had been associated with Army 2020. In FY 2013, the Army ide