By Justin Lynch, War on the Rocks: "The assumption of historic military dominance, often understood as fact, is almost entirely unsupported by meaningful evidence."
By Dan Gouré, RealClearDefense: “Following the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, the U.S. Army began an effort to re-invent itself in anticipation of changes in the political, operational and technological environments."
By George Fust, RealClearDefense: "If the military has formally adopted MDO, which it appears they have, they should understand its full impact beyond military operations. One such category of concern is in the field of civil-military relations."
By Nathan Jennings, Armor Magazine: "Since the U.S.Army adopted tactical modularity in 2004, reorganized its final deployable armored-cavalry regiment (ACR) as a Stryker brigade combat team (BCT) in 2011 and, more recently, restructured its battlefield surveillance brigades without cavalry squadrons, it has lacked dedicated and optimized ground formations to conduct forceful information collection (IC) above the brigade level."
By Ramesh Thakur, The Strategist (ASPI): "A hostile international security environment, the proliferation of nuclear weapons and the emergence of new space, cyber and AI technologies have increased the risk of accidental or deliberate use of nuclear weapons. The growing strategic risks and uncertainty in turn fuel the vicious cycle of renewed interest among U.S. allies in a nuclear deterrent as a hedge against receding U.S. primacy and reliability."
How China Violates International Law With Impunity
By James Borton, The Washington Times: "China’s violation of UNCLOS, its indifference to the Arbitral Tribunal award at The Hague three years ago, its frenetic atoll building spree, not to mention the militarization of the Spratly Islands, fishing bans in disputed waters and rampant ecological destruction of coral reefs, makes it painfully clear that Beijing’s endgame amounts to a global security threat."
By Allyson Christy, RealClearDefense: "The President deciding to violate the Constitution is, therefore, not a function of doctrine but rather a strategic choice in pursuit of some political end. An Army-specific operating concept could not be the genesis of this decision."
By Allyson Christy, RealClearDefense: "Although the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 is credited for revising the National Security Act, it was expected to strengthen consolidation. By overhauling a nearly impenetrable bureaucracy, the Act created a central I.C. authority—the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)—an alternative response to integration, communication, and coordination failures."