Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey released the Joint Operational Access Concept, a framework that describes how to gain entry and maintain access anywhere and in any domain: land, air, space, sea and cyber.
“The JOAC outlines how we will confront emerging Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) threats by state and non-state enemies across the globe. A2/AD is not new, but it is a defining characteristic of today’s operational environment. Confronting this challenge will require more integration—across all domains and at all echelons—than ever before,” said Dempsey.
The JOAC, which you can read below, aims to chart a path to ensure Joint Force 2020 can provide the military options the nation needs.