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Large-Scale Combat Operations: How The Army Can Get Its …

Jun 19, 2018 · The Army is no longer able to conduct large-scale, division- and corps-level combat operations. That’s what retired Army Lt. Gen. David Barno and Dr. Nora Bensahel suggest in a recent article on War on the Rocks titled “The U.S. Military’s Dangerous Embedded Assumptions.” In it, the authors list several assumptions that the military has made […]

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What the Army’s Return to Large-Scale Operations Means for the ...

(53 years ago) May 08, 2018 · The recently published US Army doctrine manual, FM 3-0: Operations, describes how the Army is adapting its posture to the current operational environment.Emerging regional threats like Iran, North Korea, and Russia require the Army to shift its focus from counterinsurgency to large-scale combat operations. At the same time, the character of war is …

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Wargaming a Long War: Ukraine Fights On - Modern War Institute

(53 years ago) Apr 04, 2022 · In the weeks prior to the start of the Russo-Ukrainian War, Marine Corps University hosted a four-day wargame to forecast the war’s course. That wargame proved remarkably prescient, accurately predicting almost all of Russia’s major combat movements in the first week of operations. As the war entered its second month, the Marine Corps War College […]

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What is Great-Power Competition, Anyway? - Modern War …

(53 years ago) Apr 17, 2020 · Contemporary US defense policy has a common theme rippling through it. “Great-power competition” is the latest watchword of the defense enterprise. What was an “arcane term” just a few years ago is now firmly entrenched in conventional defense thinking, in large part due to its appearance in the 2017 National Security Strategy. Trickling downward, the […]

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Yes, Sergeant, Actually That West Point Cadet Does Outrank You

(53 years ago) Jun 28, 2016 · Paras 2-9 and 2-10, AR 600-20 further reinforce Scott Faith’s important points here. Practice ought to comport with policy. My CTLT with D 1/47th IN (1983) was an amazing experience preparing me to enter an Army in transition, and the esprit de corps and commitment to duty extended from CPT Barber to every member of the command, even their temporary …

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Dynamite to Drones: The Diffusion of Lethal Technology to …

(53 years ago) Apr 08, 2022 · The Irregular Warfare Podcast is a production of the Irregular Warfare Initiative (IWI). We are a team of volunteers dedicated to bridging the gap between scholars and practitioners in the field of irregular warfare. IWI generates written and audio content, coordinates events for the irregular warfare community, and hosts critical thinkers in the field of irregular …

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What Should West Point Do About Its Robert E. Lee Problem?

(53 years ago) Jun 22, 2020 · In spite of the sight of the Stars and Bars flying from the radio masts of occasional automobiles coming out of Dixie, few fair-minded men can feel today that the issues which divided the North and South in 1861 have any real meaning to our present generation. Those were the words spoken by famous World […]

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Modern War Institute

(53 years ago) The articles and other content which appear on the Modern War Institute website are unofficial expressions of opinion. The views expressed are those of the authors, and do not reflect the official position of the United States Military Academy, Department of the …

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On Killing Tanks - Modern War Institute

(53 years ago) Mar 23, 2020 · I would rather be the hammer than the anvil. — Erwin Rommel Ever since modern tanks’ first appearance on the twentieth-century battlefield, infantry forces and their armored counterparts have been engaged in a sustained arms race with one another. Improvements in antitank weapons led to armor better able to withstand them and vice versa, […]

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Would Russia Use a Tactical Nuclear Weapon in Ukraine?

(53 years ago) Mar 16, 2022 · Al Mauroni is the director of the US Air Force Center for Strategic Deterrence Studies and author of the book, Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction: Assessing the U.S. Government’s Policy. The views expressed are those of the author and do not reflect the official position of the United States Military Academy, Department of the Army, or Department of …

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Urban Warfare Project - Modern War Institute

(53 years ago) In the future, I can say with very high degrees of confidence, the American Army is probably going to be fighting in urban areas. We need to man, organize, train and equip the force for operations in urban areas, highly dense urban areas, and that’s a different construct.

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How Do You Actually Measure Military Capability?

(53 years ago) Sep 01, 2020 · “The ultimate yardstick of national power is military capability.” So declared RAND analysts in a monograph on measuring national power twenty years ago. Yet, no go-to measure of military assets currently exists beyond one-off net assessments of fighting forces, simple comparisons of military spending, or point estimates of firepower that conflate capabilities with …

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Does the “Good Fight” Exist? Ethics and the Future of War

(53 years ago) Apr 07, 2022 · This is the key for military readers of Humane, especially junior officers who will spend the years and even decades to come confronting new ethical challenges.Exploring whether wars can ever be fought humanely is a worthy endeavor. Tracing efforts to do so—and questioning whether they unintentionally expand the likelihood of war—is equally so.

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Mission - Modern War Institute

(53 years ago) The Modern War Institute (MWI) at West Point is a national resource within the Department of Military Instruction that studies recent and on-going conflicts to prepare present and future leaders to win in a complex world. Leveraging the intellectual capital unique to West Point, the MWI faculty use a research, educate, and integrate model to remain academically grounded, …

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Podcast: The Spear – Dilemma on Route Mariners

(53 years ago) Apr 13, 2022 · Before his NFL career, Alejandro Villanueva was a rifle platoon leader in the 10th Mountain Division, assigned to a restive sector just outside Kandahar, Afghanistan. Central in his area of operations was the Pir Mohammed School in the town of Senjaray, which became emblematic of both American efforts in the country and the challenges to […]

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Seven Strategic Lesson from the First Days of the War in Ukraine

(53 years ago) Feb 28, 2022 · As of the day this article was published, we are about one hundred hours into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Throughout the US military and among our partners and allies around the world, countless teams are forming to study the tactical and operational lessons from this recent act of Russian aggression. Those teams will focus on […]

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Commentary & Analysis Archives - Modern War Institute

(53 years ago) The articles and other content which appear on the Modern War Institute website are unofficial expressions of opinion. The views expressed are those of the authors, and do not reflect the official position of the United States Military Academy, Department of the …

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MWI Podcast: Breaking Down the Hypersonic Missile Threat

(53 years ago) Apr 08, 2022 · On March 18, a Russian military strike hit a target in western Ukraine. Moscow claimed that the strike was carried out with a Kh-47M2 air-to-surface hypersonic missile. Also in March, a US hypersonic missile developed as part of a project managed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency was successfully tested.Most recently, the United …

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John Spencer - Modern War Institute

(53 years ago) Chair of Urban Warfare Studies. John W. Spencer currently serves as the chair of urban warfare studies at the Modern War Institute, codirector of the Urban Warfare Project, and host of the Urban Warfare Project Podcast.. He served over twenty-five years in the Army as an infantry soldier having held ranks from private to sergeant first class and second lieutenant to major.

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Concrete Hell Revisited - Modern War Institute

(53 years ago) Apr 15, 2022 · In this episode of the Urban Warfare Project Podcast, guest host Jayson Geroux is joined by retired Lieutenant Colonel Louis DiMarco. Dr. DiMarco is a professor of military history at the United States Army Command and Staff College and specializes in urban warfare history. He is also the author of the influential 2012 book Concrete […]

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