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Framing of Task Forces as an Outcome of Transformation of Force Using Scenarios into Capability Requirements


The aim of the article is to broaden scientific discussion held within the defence and security community on methodological approach to scenario development process. The author brings an innovative look at the concept of modular task force development, which is considered, in his conception, as a result of interconnection between capability requirements arisen from scenario analysis process, and respective type of force units being a part of the current military structure. The author´s approach to task force generation process, illustrated by a case study, is a synthesis of best practices and findings derived from national as well as EU and NATO planning processes. The proposed concept of the task force generation might be perceived as an effective tool for supporting strategic decision-making process.

Zdeněk PETRÁŠ, PhD. (Colonel ret.) born in 1964, in 1989 graduated from the Military College of Land Forces in Vyskov (CZE). In 2008, he completed master´s degree at the Université Panthéon-Assas Paris, in defence industry dynamics. In 2016, he obtained PhD. degree in economics and management program at the University of Defence Brno (CZE), specialising in military capability assessment. After several years spent as a staff officer at the General Staff of the Czech Forces and in NATO and EU military structures, he currently works as a researcher-fellow at the Centre for Security and Military Strategic Studies. He is systematically engaged in issues related to defence planning and he is an author of a few articles and publications dealing with this topic.

Country: Czech Republic


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