Lt. Gen. James Dickinson: DoD Should Innovate to Help Joint Force Defeat ‘Sophisticated’ Adversary

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James Dickinson

Lt. Gen. James Dickinson, commanding general of the U.S. Army‘s Space and Missile Defense Command and Forces Strategic Command, has said the Defense Department must work to accelerate the pace of military innovation to help the joint force a sophisticated adversarial threat.

The Army said Monday Dickinson also highlighted efforts of USASMDC/ARSTRAT to help maintain space and missile defense capacity for the Army, soldiers and the country during a symposium held last week in Huntsville, Alabama.

He told audience at the 20th Space and Missile Defense Symposium the command continues to develop methods to counter threats in what he calls “congested and contested” space.

“To prevent conflict, shape security environments, and win in future conflicts, the joint force must have the capability and capacity to accomplish assigned missions while confronting increasingly sophisticated threats,” Dickinson added.

He also urged the country’s leaders to learn how to balance ongoing operations and training efforts with future research-and-development activities.

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