But even in this area of the greatest advance in jointness
, inter-Service politics still intrudes.
Speaking at an international seminar on " Challenges in Design to Deployment of the Aerospace Products" on the eve of the inauguration of Aero India 2013 in Bangalore, Antony said 'Our Mantra must be jointness
in day-to-day working, if we wish to succeed in reducing the content of the imported weaponry and increase the indigenous content.'
RISALPUR -- Terming jointness
is the key to success in today's warfare, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Gen.
Pace said this move toward jointness
does not mean a diminution of the Service cultures.
" was unquestionably the biggest lesson from the war, according to Army Brig.
IN THE CLIMATE of the recent Quadrennial Defense Review, US Joint Forces Command's proposed experiments, and the secretary of defense's push for transformation, "jointness
" has recently become a very visible issue.
In short, this is the definition of jointness
. How we work together is something that other nations and groups envy and admire about the American military force.
He outlined the need to enhance 'jointness
' with other services and strengthen inter agency relationships.
Expressing deep satisfaction over the efficient and safe conduct of the biggest ever PAF-Pak Army joint exercise, General Kayani appreciated the vital role played by PAF in all facets of the exercise, and hoped to further enhance the spirit of jointness
in future operations.
In theater, one can look today at the jointness
between the Army and the Marine Corps on the ground and the Navy and Air Force and the Army in the air and other areas--for example UAVs [unmanned aerial vehicles].
But the Pentagon still believes more needs to be done to promote jointness
and to create an environment where the services take into account the joint perspective as they lay out programs and budgets.
Ironically, the almost five-year campaign to strengthen the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) and the unified commanders at the expense of the service chiefs, and to institutionalize "jointness
" within the Pentagon began in February 1982, when Gen David Jones, JCS chairman, appealed to the House Armed Services Committee to reform the JCS itself.