Army Tanks Have Key Role in Amphibious Operations

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Army Tanks Have Key Role in Amphibious Operations

As the sole provider of armored forces, the Army’s tanks will fill a critical role in any future amphibious assault undertaken by the joint force, according to the author of a new paper published by the Association of the U.S. Army.

The role of the Army’s armored force will only grow as the Marine Corps phases out its tanks, Maj. Matthew Graham writes in “Tanks in the Surf: Maintaining the Joint Combined Arms Landing Team.”

Mobile Protected Firepower: An Opportunity

 

In Brief

  • The Mobile Protected Firepower (MPF) will significantly enhance Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) operations—if employed properly by commanders. 
  • The MPF could return shock effect to the IBCT and enable combined arms maneuver in support of future operations.
  • The MPF could enable IBCTs to remain tactically formidable and strategically mobile while reducing casualties incurred without them. 
  • The Army transition from counterinsurgency to la

New Book Offers Glimpse Into Patton’s Rise

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New Book Offers Glimpse Into Patton’s Rise

Author Jon Mikolashek recently presented a glimpse into his most recent book—Blood, Guts, and Grease: George S. Patton in World War I—and one of the Army’s most notable historical leaders. 

“He’s provided a real service to us through this book,” retired Lt. Gen. Guy Swan, vice president of Education for the Association of the U.S. Army, said of the author during the Institute of Land Warfare’s Lemnitzer Lecture on Nov. 13. 

Trump: U.S. to Invest $6 Billion in Abrams Upgrades

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Trump: U.S. to Invest $6 Billion in Abrams Upgrades

Investing in the “legendary” M1 Abrams tank is “at the heart” of the U.S. military’s rebuilding effort, President Donald Trump said during a visit to the Lima Army Tank Plant in Ohio.

Trump added that planned upgrades to the tank will keep production of the legacy vehicle “thundering down the assembly line.”

Two Papers Published by Institute of Land Warfare

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Two Papers Published by Institute of Land Warfare

Two new papers, one on the state of the cavalry and a second on the role of tanks in modern warfare, have been published by the Association of the U.S. Army’s Institute of Land Warfare.

In “The State of the Cavalry: An Analysis of the U.S. Army’s Reconnaissance and Security Capability,” Maj. Amos C. Fox argues that the Army’s current capabilities are inadequate for the service’s current slate of missions. The service must take a “deliberate approach to fixing these deficiencies,” he says.