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The Army’s emphasis on readiness and the significant investments in our soldiers, units and equipment have paid great dividends over the past few years as we shifted focus from low-intensity conflict toward multidomain operations and great-power...
North Korea’s nuclear provocations in 2017 cemented an ongoing shift from building Army readiness for counterinsurgency and counterterrorism to preparing for large-scale combat operations. Army senior leaders implemented the Focused Readiness model...
The Multi-Domain Operations concept was conceived by the Army, but it is inherently joint in nature. It goes far beyond AirLand Battle, which combined its two eponymous domains in a defined area of operations. Multi-Domain Operations expands the...
The Army has invested considerable resources in its advertising efforts. Airing expensive television ads, increasing the number of recruiters and offering bonuses for recruits costs the Army hundreds of millions of dollars each year. While the...
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U.S. Owns Its Share of Postwar Debacles The Day After: Why America Wins the War but Loses the Peace. Brendan Gallagher. Cornell University Press. 320 pages. $32.95 By Lt. Col. Nathan Finney Few soldiers take the opportunity to enter academia,...
In the very near future, soldiers on the battlefield may depend more on artificial intelligence than their own comrades. In fact, it doesn’t take wild conjecture to believe that soldiers won’t need to be anywhere near the battlefield but could...
Living in a tent in Afghanistan means not having secrets. Such intimate conditions unveil what time of day you work out, your bathroom routine, how loud you snore, and many other unmentionable life details. I learned in such a tent that Command Sgt...
In an Oct. 19 Washington Post online article about President Donald Trump’s decision to abruptly withdraw nearly all U.S. troops from Syria, author Missy Ryan paraphrases and quotes a prominent political scientist as saying, “While elected officials...
This spring, the Pentagon will undertake the largest deployment of American forces to Europe in the past quarter-century. Over the course of the major exercises that will comprise Defender-Europe 2020, 37,000 U.S. service members will fall in with...
There is an African proverb that states, “It takes a village ...” This maxim also holds true for the holistic approach required for soldiers who are ready, lethal and able to meet the Army’s needs. Initiatives from the Army’s SHARP, Ready and...
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Hard Climb for Original Mountain Soldiers The Winter Army: The World War II Odyssey of the 10th Mountain Division, America’s Elite Alpine Warriors. Maurice Isserman. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 336 pages. $28 By Lt. Gen. Walter Piatt In The Winter...
A significant aspect of the enduring trust the American people have in their military is an expectation of mission accomplishment while “doing the right thing”—acting ethically. This expectation is not new. While there have been challenges...
The Army’s new leaders feel momentum is on their side as America’s foundational force shifts from 18 years of counterinsurgency operations to preparing to face large and growing global threats by creating revolutionary new capabilities. Secretary of...
Two generations ago, as the Vietnam War drew to a close, the U.S. Army faced daunting challenges. Although it had painfully learned the hard lessons of counterinsurgency, those lessons came too late to maintain the support of the American public for...
Just months into his appointment as the 40th Army chief of staff, Gen. James McConville, right, has fully embraced people not just as the “top priority” military leaders often espouse, but as a valuable resource to be carefully nurtured. The 60-year...