Military Review English Edition September-October 2014 - Page 84

Land Cyber Maritime Space Air Human Domains of Conflict and develop innovative concepts, while also scrambling to ensure they define themselves by one simple word: relevance. To this end, the U.S. Navy and Air Force have developed their future trajectory for policy makers and strategists in relation to Air Sea Battle, positing deep strike and control of the sea commons as the arbiter of future conflict. It is worth noting that these rely primarily on technological measures to achieve. In contrast, the land components of the Department of Defense have begun to collaborate on their conceptual frame of reference for relevance in an era of austere resources, but one looking to sell an old idea in a new package. Their answer is neither a call for a complicated campaign concept, nor another set of expensive weapons or vehicle programs. Instead, the idea is to focus on the humanness of warfare and how, historically, warfare remains fundamentally a human endeavor fought among people, usually of different cultures, with complicated sets of complex idiosyncrasies. One outgrowth of such an approach is that it reveals the need for expanding the intellectual paradigms used to resea