Burn Pit Bill Backed by AUSA

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Burn Pit Bill Backed by AUSA

The Association of the U.S. Army has joined with other military and veterans’ organizations in support of bipartisan legislation that expands Department of Veterans Affairs health care to more than 3.5 million veterans exposed to the toxic fumes of battlefield burn pits.

Paper: Afghanistan Withdrawal Can Inform Future Fights

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Paper: Afghanistan Withdrawal Can Inform Future Fights

As debate swirls around the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, a new paper published by the Association of the U.S. Army suggests that political and military leaders must examine all facets of the operation as they develop a strategy for future warfare.

Webinar Highlights Role of Special Operations Troops

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Webinar Highlights Role of Special Operations Troops

A webinar hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army will highlight the role of special operations forces during the past 20 years of war and their part in future warfare.

The Dec. 9 event, part of AUSA’s Thought Leaders series, will feature three authors who have written books about special operations troops. It will begin at 2 p.m. Eastern. The webinar is free, but registration is required here.

AUSA Releases 7 New Podcasts in December

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AUSA Releases 7 New Podcasts in December

The Association of the U.S. Army is releasing seven new podcast episodes in December, including exclusive interviews with paratroopers who deployed for the Afghanistan evacuation mission and a look at the role of hypersonic weapons on the future battlefield.

Inside the 82nd’s Afghanistan Withdrawal Mission

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Inside the 82nd’s Afghanistan Withdrawal Mission

A new special podcast from the Association of the U.S. Army reveals the thoughts of 82nd Airborne Division leaders about the unprecedented Afghanistan evacuation mission they undertook in August. 

The United States in Afghanistan: Implications for Future U.S. Strategy Development

 

In Brief

  • A strategy is rarely finished; it is a continuous process involving senior representatives of the federal government, agencies and departments, and it must incorporate the advice of functional experts, synchronize the tools of national power and coordinate the application of finite resources to achieve political objectives.
  • Developing viable political strategic objectives is a reciprocal negotiation between political desires and demands and the realit

Afghanistan War Yields Tough Lessons for Army Leaders

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Afghanistan War Yields Tough Lessons for Army Leaders

For retired Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Schloesser, writing his book, Marathon War: Leadership in Combat in Afghanistan, was cathartic as he processed his wartime experiences.

“War is the most brutal of human endeavors, and I have experienced enough war to know to take cover when politicians, poets and armchair warriors speak extravagantly of patriotism and national honor,” Schloesser, a former commander of the 101st Airborne Division, writes in the introduction.

Webinar Examines Leadership Lessons from Afghanistan

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Webinar Examines Leadership Lessons from Afghanistan

Retired Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Schloesser, a former commander of the 101st Airborne Division, will discuss his new book, Marathon War: Leadership in Combat in Afghanistan, during a webinar hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army.

Austin on Afghanistan: ‘The War is Over’

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Austin on Afghanistan: ‘The War is Over’

America’s longest war has come to a close, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Sept. 1 at a Pentagon press conference.

“The war is over, but we are entering a new chapter,” he said. 

He added, “It is time to thank all of those who served in this war. You are the most extraordinary asset we have. The war has ended, but our gratitude never will.”