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.

Winning the Next Fight is What Matters

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Winning the Next Fight is What Matters

The Army is working with the other services to build a military that’s ready for tomorrow’s battlefield, Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville said.

“We all want to win,” McConville said. “We all bring different perspectives. Your view of the future fight may be different … but what we look at is we’re trying to provide options to combatant commanders, things that they can use.”

‘Campaign of Learning’ Continues with Tech Gains

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‘Campaign of Learning’ Continues with Tech Gains

The Army is teaming up with the other services as it gears up for Project Convergence 21, the next big event in its ongoing effort to test new and developing technologies. 

Led by Army Futures Command and announced in 2020, Project Convergence is a series of demonstrations and experiments that Gen. Mike Murray, commander of Futures Command, has called the Army’s “campaign of learning.” 

The first event took place last fall at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona.

5th SFAB Grows Partnerships in Indo-Pacific

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5th SFAB Grows Partnerships in Indo-Pacific

The 5th Security Force Assistance Brigade is going to be “pretty busy” this year as the unit continues to develop partnering relationships with countries in the Indo-Pacific region, the brigade commander said.

Headquartered at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington, the 5th SFAB is aligned with the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command under the Army’s planned alignment of its six SFABs with combatant commands based on their geographic locations. 

Command Prepares for Major Exercises on 2 Continents

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Command Prepares for Major Exercises on 2 Continents

Combining two key Army commands serves as a “win” for the U.S. and its allies ahead of a major multinational exercise in Africa later this year, a senior Army leader said. 

“We’re very excited about the merger,” Gen. Christopher Cavoli, commander of U.S. Army Europe and Africa, said Feb. 23 during a press call. 

He added that “the consolidation of our two commands is a win for Africa and a win for the United States Army.”

U.S., French Soldiers Train for Future Battlefield

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U.S., French Soldiers Train for Future Battlefield

The French army will test its new warfighting doctrine this spring in a major exercise with U.S. and British forces as it prepares to face a future fight against a state adversary.

Much like the U.S. Army’s Multi-Domain Operations concept, which assumes strategic challenges from a near-peer adversary on land, air, sea, cyber and space, the “Strategic Vision of the Chief of Staff of the French Army: 2030 Operational Superiority” addresses the need for shared vision and interoperability among its Allies and partners.