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Biosphere could be seventh domain of military doctrine

17th April 2020 - 11:00 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London

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Military doctrine could alter to consider the requirement for logistics and the biosphere as additional areas of responsibility, in addition to the five most commonly expressed domains: land, sea, air, space and cyber.

This was the suggestion of USN ADM James Foggo, commander of Allied Joint Force Command Naples and US Naval Forces Europe/Africa. He spoke during a Sea-Air-Space webinar on 15 April, to outline how the current COVID-19 pandemic will have a long-term impact as armed forces plan for and conduct operations in future.

‘That seventh domain, [the] sixth being logistics, is germs. It’s the biosphere that we operate in and

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