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Home Remedy to Treat Issues with Combat-Arms Gender Integration: One Dose of Engaged Leadership and Two Doses of Education

by MAJ Demarius Thomas

The Women's Armed Services Integration Act – a U.S. law that passed in 1948 – enabled women to serve as permanent, regular members of the armed forces (Army, Navy, Marine Corps and then-recently-formed Air Force). Before this act, women, with the exception of nurses, served in the military only in times of war.

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The British 1918 Campaign in Palestine: A Perspective for Multi-Domain Operations

by MAJ Kyle Trottier

In 1918 GEN Edmund Allenby led the British Egyptian Expeditionary Force on a campaign of more than 400 miles in 36 days, leading to destruction of the Ottoman Empire and securing the British geopolitical position in the Middle East for decades afterward. What can future Cavalry and Armor formations learn from this campaign to be better postured to win a large-scale combat operation against a near-peer adversary in the conduct of multi-domain operations?

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Better Training Begins Without Powerpoint

by COL Joseph E. Escandon

Some Army experiences remain with you for life. For Army officers who served as company commanders during the 1990s and early 2000s, one such experience may be the quarterly training brief. Many of today’s generals and colonels earned their spurs, and scars, in this arena. The briefs shaped our leaders into expert trainers and our Army into a highly lethal force.

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'The Armor Will Stand'

by CPT Adriano Santiago Garcia (Brazilian army)

The end of the Cold War in 1989 gave birth to a lot of prophets, spouting different speeches, but in the end, all drew the same tragic conclusion: Be aware; the main battle tank’s time was finished.

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Future U.S. Marine Corps Tank Support

by USMC CPT Joseph G. DiPietro

I served three years as a platoon commander, executive officer and company commander. I was also honored to serve as an instructor at the U.S. Army’s Armor Basic Officer Leaders Course. That assignment has led me to care almost as much about Army tankers as I do Marines, and I want to use this perspective to secure a healthy future for these units to integrate.

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1st Security Force Assistance Brigade Adviser Successes in Colombia

by MAJ Gregory Royse and CPT Ryan Mumma

Maneuver adviser teams 1313 and 1322 partnered with foreign security forces to increase their capacity to combat narco-trafficking while deployed to South America during the summer of 2020. Both teams’ efforts enhanced their partner forces’ survivability, consequently increasing counter-narcotic productivity.

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The S-3 and the Electromagnetic Spectrum

by MAJ Bradford Dooley

Today’s enemies do not always need drones, human scouts or satellites to exploit a unit’s vulnerabilities. Instead, passive observance of the electromagnetic spectrum allows the identification and tracking of our systems and equipment, similar to a unit’s physical presence on terrain except at much greater distances.

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Shaping the Fight: Operational-Level Cavalry in the Civil War

by MAJ Nathan Jennings

Commanders at higher warfighting echelons have realized the emerging need to fight for information and facilitate freedom of maneuver with increased operational reach. This realization, harkening back to powerful cavalry formations that shaped battlefield conditions with specialized capabilities in the Civil War, World War II and the Persian Gulf War, has catalyzed exploration of ways to mitigate the pressing capabilities gap.

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The Russian Army and Maneuver Defense

by Dr. Lester W. Grau and Charles K. Bartles

In the practice and application of historical analysis, the Russian General Staff closely examines details of past conflicts – noting what they learned and even unlearned – to keep their military science and training forward-looking. Maneuver defense is one of those lessons.

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