Existing efforts to develop a Joint Warfighting Concept (JWC) are critical to U.S. success, but these efforts rely too heavily on a siloed process from the military services.
Jointness, meaning cross-service cooperation, is generally a good thing. But one can have too much of a good thing, and the Pentagon has too much jointness. Jointness in organizing military operations makes so much sense that the concept is overprescribed. Enhancing interservice competition for resources and relevance would encourage military innovation, civilian control, and economies in the vast Pentagon budget.