(Army Times) With the global trends of rapidly rising populations, urbanization, urban crime and political violence, military personnel will find themselves deploying into dense urban areas.
How to reshape the US military in 5 steps
(Defense News) The U.S. National Defense Strategy calls for increased investments to “restore warfighting readiness and field a more lethal force” capable of defeating aggression by the nation’s most capable adversary states. This is warranted: War gaming and analysis done at the think tank Rand point to troubling trends in the capabilities of U.S. and allied forces relative to those of key adversaries.
Fueling a future war in the Pacific
(War On The Rocks) It is striking how little U.S. logistics vulnerabilities have improved since WWII. Energy for military operations in the geographically vast Pacific region still primarily takes the form of military-grade fuels used by ships and aircraft. That fuel is still mostly stored in fuel terminals in known locations, many of which are in range of potential adversaries’ aircraft, submarines, and surface-to-surface missiles.
Accelerating multi-domain operations: evolution of an idea
(United States Military Academy) For ideas to have a lasting impact they must evolve.