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n January, the DOD issued its National Defense Strategy (NDS). For
the Electronic Warfare (EW) community, one of the most important ideas in the NDS is the high priority it gives to near-peer
competitors, such as China and Russia, after 15 years of focusing
on terrorism and insurgencies. The DOD's concern over Russia and
China's respective military modernization efforts isn't exactly a new
development. Formalizing their importance in the NDS, however, will
drive EW planning and requirements over the long term because both
countries are shifting toward networked operational concepts that rely
heavily on the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS).
In the near-term, the NDS guided the DOD during its FY2019 budget
process. The Department's $686 billion FY2019 budget request to Congress is the largest in several years, and it includes significant funding
for EW procurement and R&D programs.
The NDS's strong focus on China and Russia means that DOD can
essentially continue much of the work the Department had been doing to support the Third Offset Strategy developed under the previous
DOD leadership. This Strategy specifically focused on countering the
technological advances, especially the sensor-to-shooter battle networks, of potential near-peer adversaries, such as Russia and China.
Non-kinetic solutions were an important part of the Third Offset. More
importantly, however, the Third Offset acknowledged the central role
that the EMS Domain will play in future Great Power competition. It
provided a critical strategic context for EW, and more broadly, for EMS
Operations (EMSO), of which EW is a part.
I'm not saying that the NDS is going to solve all of the EMSO challenges facing the DOD. What is important for the EW Community to recognize is the NDS provides continuity that carries over from the Third
Offset by continuing to focus on near-peer competitors. This continuity is likely to include recognizing the centrality of the EMS Domain
and the need for an approach to EMSO that extends across Doctrine,
Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership, Personnel, Facilities and
Policy (DOTMLPF-P).
With the NDS, the DOD has reprioritized the threats. It is not clear
if the DOD will articulate a technology modernization strategy, akin
to the Third Offset Strategy, to support it. But, it may not need to do
so. Either way, the DOD has identified a problem set that EW can help
solve. - J. Knowles

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The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor - DOD Rolls Out $686 Billion FY2019 Budget
World Report - Russia Developing More Sophisticated Approach to EW
The Domain of the Tube – Millimeter Wave and Beyond
A Wild Weasel EWO Kills a SAM – from an AC-130E Gunship
Resilient and Ready: NATO JEWCS in Transition
EW 101
2018 AOC Industry & Institute/ University Member Guide
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
JED - March 2018 - intro
JED - March 2018 - cover1
JED - March 2018 - cover2
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JED - March 2018 - 5
JED - March 2018 - The View From Here
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JED - March 2018 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - March 2018 - Courses Calendar
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JED - March 2018 - From the President
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JED - March 2018 - The Monitor - DOD Rolls Out $686 Billion FY2019 Budget
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JED - March 2018 - The Domain of the Tube – Millimeter Wave and Beyond
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JED - March 2018 - A Wild Weasel EWO Kills a SAM – from an AC-130E Gunship
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