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AUSA 2021: Generals highlight offensive and defensive links

13th October 2021 - 17:37 GMT | by David Isby in Washington DC

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US Army Space and Missile Defense Command chief LTG Daniel Kabler, pictured addressing an AUSA event in September 2021. (Photo: US Army/Jason Cutshaw)

Senior officers say the US is ‘serious’ about cross-domain C2 integration, including connected defensive and offensive capabilities.

High-ranking US Army officers used a panel discussion on 12 October during the annual AUSA event to raise the need to link high-technology offensive and defensive capabilities.

LTG Daniel Kabler, head of the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC), told the audience that while his command has a mission of active defence against missile attacks, its posture will be ‘not only about active defence but attack operations’.

However, he earlier explained: ‘We don’t have interceptors out there to meet them [enemy missiles] on a one-to-one basis.’

To make sure joint forces will be able to carry out ‘kinetic

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