Chapter I Strategy and Overview
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)

2. Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) Future Warfighting Capabilities Requirements

Military needs must determine what aspects of S&T the DoD pursues, and with what priority. It is the warfighter who enunciates those needs in this post-Cold War environment of widespread local warfare, potential for major regional conflicts, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and peacemaking operations. The JCS have identified 10 Future Joint Warfighting Capabilities most needed by the U.S. Combatant Commands. These needs, coupled with technological opportunity, guide S&T.