March 24, 2020

Indo-Pacom Presses All Domain Ops; Sends Plan To Hill Soon

Featuring Eric Sayers, and Daniel Kliman

Source: Breaking Defense

Journalist Paul McCleary

At a time where the Navy has been pretty quiet about All-Domain Operations — an emerging war fighting concept being pushed by the Pentagon’s top leaders — the head of Indo-Pacific Command, commander of the Navy’s biggest theater of operations, has proposed a bold new plan.

In a speech at a navy conference earlier this month, Adm. Philip Davidson offered an expansive vision of how to transform the way US forces train and partner with allies across the vast Indo-Pacific region, calling for the services to be linked in new, more permanent ways.

His remarks also implicitly call for the Indo-Pacific to receive the kind of attention Congress has lavished on the European Command over the past five years, where over $20 billion worth of European Deterrence Initiative money has built and repaired runways, training ranges, ammunition storage facilities, and helped fund a series of ramped-up exercises with NATO allies.

Read the full article and more in Breaking Defense.

Authors

  • Eric Sayers

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Asia-Pacific Security Program

    Eric Sayers is an Adjunct Senior Fellow for the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Throughout his career, Mr. Sayers has worked ...

  • Daniel Kliman

    Senior Fellow and Director, Asia-Pacific Security Program

    Daniel M. Kliman is currently on long-term military leave from CNAS. He has been involuntarily mobilized to active duty by the U.S. Navy to support American military operation...