A main goal of security hawks in the United States, as described in the 1992 US Defense Planning Guidance
(which has never been superseded), has been "to prevent any hostile power from dominating a region whose resources under consolidated control be sufficient to generate global power." The document lists Southwest Asia as one such region.
It is critical that FMers use the planning documents provided by senior leaders to include the National Security Strategy, the National Defense Strategy, the National Military Strategy, the Defense Planning Guidance
, and fiscal guidance to form DoD budgets and ensure critical strategies are met.
"If we operate under our current national security strategy, the current defense planning guidance
, in order to reduce significant risk or moderate risk, it would take, roughly speaking, about a 1.2 million-person Army," Milley said.
(5) Defense planning guidance
that covers the 5 years of the upcoming Program Objective Memorandum (POM) is published annually and gives specific scenarios for DOD to examine.
They underpin the overall AISR 2020 strategy (illustrated in Figure 2), which is synchronized with current Defense Planning Guidance
and optimized to mitigate operational gaps not satisified by other joint ISR systems.
Global Leadership: Priorities for 21st Century Defense--directs the Department of Defense (DOD) to "build the capacity and competence of U.S., allied, and partner forces for internal and external defense." (2) Similarly, one of six key missions in the Quadrennial Defense Review Report of 2010 involves "build[ing] the security capacity of partner states." (3) According to the DOD's Defense Planning Guidance
, "The US will work closely with allies and partners to ensure collective capability and capacity for securing common interests." (4) Finally, in support of this guidance, the National Military Strategy directs the services to "strengthen and ...
The CPR is the Chairman's personal recommendation and assessment of the operational environment to the Secretary of Defense for use in preparing Defense Planning Guidance
(DPG) and Fiscal Guidance.
Eric Edelman also does this especially well in his "The Strange Career of the 1992 Defense Planning Guidance
," in which he compares the 1992 Defense Planning Guidance
to 2002's National Security Strategy.
The first step in expressing the new paradigm and achieving more effectiveness and efficiency is publishing much more structured and restrictive defense planning guidance
The predecessor to the GDF was the Strategic Planning Guidance (SPG), and before the SPG, the Defense Planning Guidance
The Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) and the Defense Planning Guidance
directed the application of PBL to new and legacy weapon systems.