Joint Operating Environment 2035

By John Liang / July 21, 2016 at 3:19 PM

The Pentagon's Joint Staff recently released its "Joint Operating Environment 2035," a document "designed to encourage the purposeful preparation of the Joint Force to effectively protect the United States, its interests, and its allies in 2035."


This document describes the future security environment and projects the implications of change for the Joint Force so it can anticipate and prepare for potential conflicts. To do this, Section 1 describes the circumstances that are likely to alter the security environment. Next, Section 2 explores how the intersection and interaction of these changes might impact the character of war in the future. Finally, Section 3 provides a framework to think about the full range of Joint Force missions and how they may evolve over time.

Read the full document.