While the science of developing mission orders is taught and refined throughout the Army’s training domains, leaders struggle with training subordinate leaders in the art of exercising disciplined initiative to allow the best decision to be made on the battlefield.Read more
Throughout the last decade of continuous conflict, our armed forces have become increasingly dependent on space-based systems. We often lose sight of the source of these services, and in doing so, we cheat ourselves of an opportunity to leverage a deeper understanding of them.Read more
As recent events in Syria and elsewhere demonstrate, the need for a military ready to respond to contingencies on short notice will not subside in the near future. The Army and the Armor Branch in particular have a critical role to play in preparing for the future.Read more
For the Army to develop and sustain a high degree of situational understanding while operating in complex environments against determined, adaptive enemy organizations, it must make its field-grade commanders as effective as its flag officers. It can accomplish this by working to fulfill two training goals.Read more
The Army faces a number of challenges as it transitions from a force tempered in counterinsurgency operations to an Army fully capable of unified land operations and decisive action. The greatest challenge we will face in the upcoming decade is developing a strategic vision that galvanizes mission focus to maintain our operational and tactical military expertise.Read more
It is time to bring clarity to the discussion of what constitutes “cavalry” in the U.S. Army to introduce coherency into our doctrine, training, force structure and operational philosophy. This article will attempt to resolve this confusion.Read more
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