On the future battlefield, the success of land forces will depend on critical space capabilities that are increasingly at risk of becoming vulnerable to America’s adversaries, the commander of U.S. Space Command said.
Future warfare and how the military thinks about it will be the focus of a new series of papers published by the Association of the U.S. Army.
The Army needs help from industry, academia and others as it envisions and designs the Army of 2040, the commander of Army Futures Command said.
From transforming its formations to improving human-machine integration, “we need some help,” Gen. James Rainey said during a keynote speech at the Association of the U.S. Army’s Global Force Symposium and Exposition earlier this year.
“War will remain a contest of wills between humans,” Rainey said. “What’s not going to change about the future? I would offer that. That is indisputable.”
The Army’s transformation push becomes more important every day, said Gen. James Rainey, commanding general of Army Futures Command.
Speaking July 27 at the Association of the U.S. Army’s Warfighter Summit and Exposition in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Rainey said, “There are absolutely some seriously disruptive things happening in the world and happening in our profession right now.”
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Despite advancements in technology, the world is entering into a new era of conflict that will be defined by indecisive warfare, according to a new paper published by the Association of the U.S. Army.
Amid worrying indications that countries such as Russia and Iran may be driven to more frequent use of proxy warfare, the U.S. Army needs to invest in countering such conflicts, a recent report from the Rand Corp. says.
The future of armed conflict is best understood through the lens of a conflict realist, according to a new paper published by the Association of the U.S. Army.
In “The War for the Soul of Military Thought: Futurists, Traditionalists, Institutionalists and Conflict Realists,” author Lt. Col. Amos Fox argues that mainstream schools of thought regarding war and warfare oversimplify the reality of armed conflict.
Getting blood to the front lines of future battles is a critical survival factor for injured troops and a challenge for Army medical personnel.
The Iraq and Afghanistan wars proved the value of having blood available as close as possible to the front lines, Brig Gen. Mark Thompson, Army Medical Command’s deputy chief of staff for support, said during a Warriors Corner presentation at the Association of the U.S. Army’s Global Force Symposium and Exposition in Huntsville, Alabama.
People are the centerpiece to building the Army of 2040, and the service is going to have to “recruit differently” to meet the most challenging recruiting environment in decades, senior leaders said.