Reassuring NATO is Key US Army Role

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U.S. soldiers train with European partners.
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Reassuring NATO is Key US Army Role

American soldiers continue to reassure NATO allies and partners in Europe as the war in Ukraine grinds on and the potential for miscalculation continues to threaten the region.

Speaking one day after a missile strike killed two people in Poland, Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville warned that a regional conflict carries global implications.

Training Center Prepares Soldiers for Indo-Pacific

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Soldiers at the opening ceremony of a training rotation in Hawaii.
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Training Center Prepares Soldiers for Indo-Pacific

A new combat training center in the Indo-Pacific, the first established by the Army in 50 years, will provide more realistic training and place troops forward and ready to operate in that theater, leaders said.

War Offers Lessons on Russian Military, Warfare

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Ukrainian soldiers in training.
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War Offers Lessons on Russian Military, Warfare

The war in Ukraine illuminates several important features of the Russian military and warfare, according to the author of a new paper published by the Association of the U.S. Army.

Army Units in Europe Modernize, Grow Partner Training

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Lt. Gen. John Kolasheski, commander of V Corps, speaks during the AUSA Contemporary Military Forum: Landpower - The Contested European Theater session at the AUSA 2022 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022. (Carol Guzy for AUSA)
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Army Units in Europe Modernize, Grow Partner Training

As they observe the brutal Russia-Ukraine war from the sidelines, U.S. Army units in Europe have been making moves to update components, become more combat-effective and better integrate with allies on their “home turf.”

McConville: Army Must Prepare for ‘Different Fight’

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Soldiers conduct live-fire training.
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McConville: Army Must Prepare for ‘Different Fight’

The Army must be ready to fight whenever and wherever it is needed, the service’s senior leaders said.

“We are at an inflection point in the United States,” Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville said. “We need to be ready to fight tomorrow, and we need to fight every single day after that. … Don't ever forget … your job is to protect the nation and fight and win the nation’s wars.”

Army ‘Refocused Everything’ to Face Future Threats

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Army Secretary Christine Wormuth meets with soldiers.
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Army ‘Refocused Everything’ to Face Future Threats

On an increasingly complex and dangerous future battlefield, the Army must be able to see, act and react quickly and more persistently to maintain its edge over its adversaries, Army Secretary Christine Wormuth said.

Leaders Must Understand Role of Proxy Wars

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Soldiers conduct training
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Leaders Must Understand Role of Proxy Wars

Often overlooked or misinterpreted, proxy wars will be a part of armed conflict for the foreseeable future, and they should be included in the formal study of warfare, the author of a new paper writes.

Medical Soldiers Ready for Joint, Complex Fight

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Army medics participate in training.
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Medical Soldiers Ready for Joint, Complex Fight

Individual readiness is the key to preparing medical soldiers for a complex, joint operating environment, the Army’s top medical officer said.

The Army’s medical professionals are already working with their fellow service members, said Lt. Gen. R. Scott Dingle, the Army surgeon general and commander of Army Medical Command. That interoperability was evident when soldiers worked side by side with Navy and Air Force medical personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Interest in Military Service Declining

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Gen. Paul Funk speakes
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Interest in Military Service Declining

The general officer in charge of recruiting the next generation of soldiers said the shrinking pool of young people who are eligible to serve represents “a problem in our nation.”

Gen. Paul Funk, commander of the Army Training and Doctrine Command, said the two biggest hurdles to qualifying young people for service are obesity and addiction, which he considers “national security issues that we’ve got to address.”