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Accelerating Multi-Domain Operations: Evolution of an Idea

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. It also reflects the desire to replicate the success of AirLand Battle, which is arguably the most significant case of developing a concept and then materializing capabilities across the DOTMLPF (doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel, and facilities) spectrum. Origin stories establish the foundation from which lasting ideas emerge. However, for ideas to have a lasting impact they must evolve.

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Cold Hit Live Fires: Building Confidence and Trust in Leaders

Infantry Soldiers assaulting an objective sight unseen with live munitions and combined arms support is as close to combat conditions as we can replicate. We refer to it as the “cold hit.” Cold-hit live-fire exercises (LFXs) inherently involve increased risk above the standardized dry-blank-live scenarios. We challenged ourselves to capitalize on the increased readiness enabled by conducting cold-hit LFXs while mitigating the increased risk to an acceptable level. The following methodology, which is based on rigorous application of doctrine and procedures, serves as our solution. This training methodology was deliberately thought through, implemented, and refined as we built capacity and confidence across the formation. Our Soldiers and units achieved cold-hit competence, and they continue to sustain their readiness at peak levels.

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Fire and Maneuver: The U.S. Infantry Revolution of 1918

The greatest revolution in U.S. Infantry tactics and organization occurred in 1918 in preparation for combat on the Western Front during World War I. The U.S. Army and Marine Corps finally transformed from an earlier reliance on linear and skirmishing tactics into the tactics and weapons for fire and maneuver that Infantrymen would recognize today.

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Infantry in Action

Slide 1
U.S. Army Rangers prepare for extraction from their objective during training at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., on 30 January 2014. (Photo by SPC Steven Hitchcock)

Infantry in Action

Slide 2
Paratroopers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division conduct an airfield seizure on 21 June 2013. (Photo by SGT Juan F. Jimenez)

Infantry in Action

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Paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment conduct live-fire training on Fort Bragg, N.C., 9 September 2013. (Photo by SSG Jason Hull)

Infantry in Action

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Soldiers with the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, take to the road during a joint platoon exercise at the Yakima Training Center, Wash., Sept. 16, 2013. Rising Thunder is a U.S. Army-hosted exercise designed to build interoperability between I Corps, the 7th Infantry Division and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. (Photo by SGT Austan Owen)