AUSA Webinar Examines Competition, Future Fight

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AUSA Webinar Examines Competition, Future Fight

An upcoming Association of the U.S. Army webinar will focus on the challenges facing the Army as it competes and prepares for the future battlefield.

The June 22 event, part of AUSA’s Noon Report series, will feature the three authors of “Getting Competition Wrong: The U.S. Military’s Looming Failure,” published by the Modern War Institute at West Point.

The event will begin at noon Eastern. It is free, but registration is required here.

Deterrence Requires Strong Partnerships

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Deterrence Requires Strong Partnerships

Strong partnerships are critical to deterring adversaries, particularly in the vast Indo-Pacific region, a panel of senior leaders said May 17 during the Association of the U.S. Army’s LANPAC Symposium and Exposition.

“I’m fond of saying, it doesn’t matter what the question is, the answer is partnerships,” said Lt. Gen Richard Burr, chief of the Australian army.

Speaking alongside Burr on the role of land forces in deterrence, Lt. Gen. Xavier Brunson, commanding general of I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, agreed. 

Paper Outlines Importance of Multidomain Task Forces

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Paper Outlines Importance of Multidomain Task Forces

The Army’s multidomain task forces in the Indo-Pacific and Europe are a sound response to this era of strategic competition, but their value to the joint force is not fully understood, writes the author of a paper from the Association of the U.S. Army.

Charles McEnany, a national security analyst at AUSA, writes that the new task forces “represent a critical pillar to the Army’s aggressive modernization” initiatives, but he cautions that steps need to be taken to fully integrate their capabilities in a joint environment, whether it’s during competition, crisis or conflict.

Paper: Speed, Interoperability Keys to Future Fight

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Paper: Speed, Interoperability Keys to Future Fight

The Army’s ability to quickly share and manage data with and alongside the joint force will be critical to success on the future battlefield, according to a new paper published by the Association of the U.S. Army.

“As the U.S. restructures its military for great-power competition, battlefield effectiveness will be dependent upon the U.S. military’s ability to outperform the decision-making cycle of its near-peer competitors,” Lt. Col. Brittany Lloyd and 2nd Lt. Jeremiah Rozman write in “Achieving Decision Dominance through Convergence: The U.S. Army and JADC2.”

Achieving Decision Dominance through Convergence: The U.S. Army and JADC2

As the U.S. restructures its military for great-power competition, battlefield effectiveness will be dependent upon the U.S. military’s ability to outperform the decisionmaking cycle of its near-peer competitors. Speed is of the essence—how quickly the military can collect data from its sensors, analyze the data, discern the important information, send it to the relevant operators and optimally respond.

Army Central Remains ‘Hotbed’ of Strategic Competition

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Army Central Remains ‘Hotbed’ of Strategic Competition

American soldiers continue to build relationships with allies and partners as the U.S. Army Central area of operations remains a “hotbed” of strategic competition, said Lt. Gen. Ronald Clark, commander of the Army service component command.

Brown Encourages Cooperation on Multidomain Ops

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Brown Encourages Cooperation on Multidomain Ops

Multidomain operations, the evolving future warfighting concept that is rapidly moving to doctrine, will work far better for the U.S. with the support of allies and partners than if the U.S. goes it alone, retired Gen. Robert Brown said June 2.  

“Multidomain is the key to success in the future,” he said. “It must be done together. If not done right, we won’t succeed.” 

British Army Modernizes, Transforms for the Future

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British Army Modernizes, Transforms for the Future

The British army is embarking on a massive modernization and transformation effort, similar to that of the U.S. Army, as it works to build a more agile, lethal and expeditionary force.

Driven by the recently published U.K. Integrated Security and Defence Review, the effort closely aligns with the U.S. Army’s own work to transform after decades of counterinsurgency operations and prepare for a contested, multidomain battlefield.