Joint battle command capacities improve military capabilities and the outcome of conflict, the flagship newspaper of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) reported Thursday.
A commentary carried by the PLA Daily said joint battle command capacities should be developed as soon as possible, as the joint battle command centers at the Central Military Commission (CMC) and theater command levels were up and running.
It said the possibility of turmoil and conflict on the nation's doorstep was increasing, citing factors such as inter-related traditional and non-traditional security threats, disputes over territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests, and terrorism.
The article urged military authorities to heighten their sense of crisis and adapt to the strategic demands of national security.
It said the nation's joint battle command system should support the needs of fighting and winning an informationized war and fulfil its missions and tasks efficiently.
The article also encouraged military personnel to strengthen their theoretical study, training and command disposal drills.
If they did not grow to be experts of joint battle command, it would be difficult for the army to keep a firm grip on the future developments in conflicts, it warned.