Lessons from Ukraine Will Inform New Army Doctrine

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Lessons from Ukraine Will Inform New Army Doctrine

When the Army launches a final version of its Multi-Domain Operations doctrine by year’s end, it will be partly informed by the fighting in Ukraine, a senior officer said.

“We say lessons learned a lot, but we’re observing those lessons right now,” Gen. Paul Funk, commander of the Army Training and Doctrine Command, said at a recent breakfast event hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army as part of its Coffee Series.

Army Modernization Critical to Future Success

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Army Modernization Critical to Future Success

The Army is progressing in its bid to transform into a multidomain-capable force by 2035 through its efforts to invest in people, readiness and modernization, according to the author of a new paper published by the Association of the U.S. Army.

Since the Army’s last significant modernization effort in the 1980s, soldiers have been called upon to respond to crises at home and around the world, demonstrating the service’s ability to carry out any mission with the equipment it has.

Future Fight Poses ‘Difficult’ Challenges

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Future Fight Poses ‘Difficult’ Challenges

A host of new technological capabilities will be needed in the future fight if the Army is to sustain, protect and communicate with soldiers, a senior Army Futures Command leader said.

“There are some really big areas in the future that we are concerned about,” Brig. Gen. Stephanie Ahern, director of concepts in Futures Command’s Futures and Concepts Center, said at the recent 2022 Strategic Landpower Symposium hosted by the U.S. Army War College.

Busy Guard, Reserve Must Adapt for Future

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Busy Guard, Reserve Must Adapt for Future

Faced with two nuclear-capable competitors in China and Russia, Army National Guard and Army Reserve forces must modernize to ensure readiness, the components’ leaders told lawmakers.