JTF-AK

AcronymDefinition
JTF-AKJoint Task Force Alaska
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USNORTHCOM's mechanism to conduct its mission in this region is the provisional JTF-AK--which contributes minimally to the resourcing of the joint headquarters--and thus JTF-AK is totally reliant on ALCOM to conduct its mission.
The problem can be resolved by dissolving the JTF-AK organization, assigning its responsibilities and resources to ALCOM, and then making this "new" ALCOM a subunified command under USNORTHCOM, while leaving forces in Alaska assigned to USPACOM.
Dissolving JTF-AK and aligning ALCOM completely under USNORTHCOM simplifies the joint command relationships in the region and makes them consistent with what one would expect from the UCP.