Protecting national interests and achieving goals requires the use of military power together with other national power elements. An effective and sufficient military force that can provide this is only possible with the effective operation of Defense Planning and Defense Procurement processes. Failure to operate these processes effectively means not being able to use national resources effectively, as well as not being able to acquire the targeted operational capabilities.
One of the favorite words of the armed forces is “the war is won in the barracks”. Although this is a very succinct statement to explain the importance of pre-war strategic planning and training, in our opinion it is lacking to show the whole picture. Because war is won through Defense Planning and Defense Procurement before strategy planning and training.