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Accelerating Multi-Domain Operations: Evolution of an Idea

by GEN Stephen Townsend

“Multi-domain battle” has a clear origin. Stemming from the idea that disruptive technologies will change the character of warfare, it recognizes that the way armies will fight and win wars will also change.

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Reconsidering Division Cavalry Squadrons Part I

by MAJ Nathan Jennings

The U.S. Army embraced brigade-centric modularity in 2004 and began to divest its ability to conduct forceful reconnaissance and security at division and corps levels. In a marked change from the cavalry structure it had employed since World War II, the institution concentrated its capacity to fight for information and provide freedom of maneuver at lower tactical echelons.

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Brigade Deep Battle 2.0: Light-Cavalry Solution to Operationalizing Deliberate Unmanned Aerial Vehicle/Fires Teaming in Support of Brigade Deep Fight

by CPT Joseph D. Schmid

Military professionals throughout the globe have witnessed Russia’s ability to systematically project “annihilation fires,” leveraging nascent unmanned aerial vehicles teamed with massed rocket and cannon artillery during the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian conflict.

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Learning from Combat-Training Centers: Lessons in Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Employment for High-Intensity Conflict at Squadron Level

by CPT Peter L. Kerkhof and LTC Steven E. Gventer

Two Ukrainian mechanized battalions were destroyed July 9, 2014, by an intense artillery barrage near the town of Zelenopillya. The Ukrainian losses were devastating and sent a shock through the country’s political and defense establishment. This event, together with the Russian invasion of Crimea, served as a wake-up call to many in the U.S. government and military that the threat of high-intensity conflict was back in earnest.

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Tactical Application of Army Design Methodology: GEN Eisenhower’s Response to German Ardennes Offensive

by MAJ Amos C. Fox

The U.S. Army exists to solve problems, whether that be to fight and win the nation’s wars, provide humanitarian assistance, or any other number of problem sets. However, the Army does not act without first planning. Army Design Methodology provides Army leaders an excellent tool for conceptual planning at all levels of war.

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Synthetic Training Environment: Army’s Future Training Environment

by COL Jay Bullock

Our current simulations do not allow us to train as we fight or train where we fight. The integrated training environment, the Army’s current training environment, has made significant strides providing a training capability but is a mix of different non-systems training devices that were all developed separately over the last 35 years.

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A Lean, Expeditionary Shop Stock Listing

by 1LT Samuel C. Skillman

For the Soldiers of an armored brigade combat team to achieve the kind of readiness required to fight at a moment’s notice, they must opt to streamline sustainment. If not, the burden of it will drag them down.

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Functional Training Influence and Roles in Developing Unit Readiness and Organization Lethality

by COL J. Frederick Dente, LTC Don L. Canterna, CPT Chris McMaster and CPT John Pai

The U.S. Army is positioned to fight and win across multiple domains. However, our advantages rest on one truth: that we as an Army must first dominate our enemy through precise and lethal direct fire – fires that destroy his weapons, kill his soldiers, paralyze his command and control, and ultimately break his will to fight.

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A Cavalry Tradition at the University of Massachusetts

by retired LTC Thomas R. Rozman

Today as one walks the University of Massachusetts campus, it is a stretch to imagine that the school, through its Reserve Officer Training Corp program and cadet corps, has a noteworthy horse-cavalry tradition that spanned some 22 years.

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