Joint unified military commands will be seeing a new means of classification after the current methods have negatively affected morale and created confusion on command status. Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. John Hyten commented on the issue, saying “STRATCOM has the most powerful weapons in the world. Nuclear submarines, bombers, ICBMs, at one time space and cyber and it was a functional command. Stand in front of your people and say, ‘We are not a warfighting command. We provide functions for others.” The new plan will no longer view certain commands as functions of another and all will simply be referred to as combatant commands.
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