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"Rapid military modernization, the proliferation of advanced capabilities, including long-range precision missiles and advanced sensors, and their spreading into the hands of potential adversaries has resulted in a need for land forces to adapt to the diverse range of challenges we will face."

Dr. Albert Palazzo & Lt. Col. David McClain
MDB: New Concept for Land Forces

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"The limitlessness of space, cyberspace, electronic warfare, information, and increasingly conventional weapons place all forces regardless of disposition in contact."

Brig. Gen. Mark Odom
Director, Concepts Development and Learning

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"The goal is a Multi-Domain Battle task force that can provide ballistic missile defense, short-range air defense, cyber, and can be mobile and protect itself."

Gen. Robert Brown
Commanding General, U.S. Army Pacific

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U.S. supremacy is increasingly contested in the land, air, maritime, space and cyberspace domains. While the U.S. has been engaged in counter-insurgency operations for the last 15 years, potential adversaries have modernized and studied how we fight, and will seek to threaten our critical capabilities through multiple domains. Multi-Domain Battle is an emerging concept between the Army and Marine Corps, in concert with the Joint Force, to help maintain American military dominance in all five domains - land, air, maritime, space, and cyberspace, and across the electromagnetic spectrum.

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"They are fracturing our way of war by using other domains. We can't do it with two domains. Air and land is not enough."

Gen. David Perkins, commanding general
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command

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"The U.S. military along with allies and partners will project power across multiple domains to decisively defeat the adversary by compelling it to cease hostilities or render its military incapable of further aggression."

-2015 US National Military Strategy

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"Employing Multi-Domain Battle, joint forces with integrated cross-domain capabilities provide a credible capability to deter adversary aggression, deny the enemy freedom of action, ensure joint force access, secure terrain, and consolidate gains."

Gen. David Perkins, commanding general
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command

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"The Army can be part of sea control. We keep thinking about the Navy as projecting power onto land because we’ve been doing that, especially in the last 15 years. But let’s think about it the other way around, and depending on what region you’re in, you’ve got a totally different fight."

Under Secretary of the Navy Janine Davidson

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"Doctrine is how we run our Army today; concepts are how we change the Army for the future…this concept intellectually changes how we think about solving problems."

Gen. David Perkins, commanding general
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command

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"Multi-domain battle is more than the ability to work in multiple domains. We already do this quite effectively in today's Air Operations Centers. It is also more than operations in one domain supporting or complementing operations in another domain. An advanced multi-domain operating concept (CONOPS) will exploit current and new capabilities as well as integrate joint and coalition capabilities across all military operations. It will allow us to both see more opportunities and generate more options for our nation's leaders."

Gen. David Goldfein
Air Force Chief of Staff

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"Emerging threats seek to gain advantage over us across the dimensions of air, land, sea, space and cyberspace…Multi-Domain Battle requires a land component able to project combat power into other domains"

Gen. David Perkins, commanding general
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command

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"A combatant commander must be able to create effects from any single domain to target in every domain in order to fight tonight and win."

Adm. Harry Harris
U.S. Pacific Command commander

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