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Urban Warfare Project - Modern War Institute

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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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 members (a USMA Cadet …

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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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The Four Logistics Dilemmas Awaiting the Army on the …

(53 years ago) Nov 29, 2018 · “The fighting, the direction, even the planning of the battles occupies in the whole seconds only to the hours of labor involved in the preparation & execution of marches.” – Montgomery C. Meigs, US Army Quartermaster General, 1861–1882 Before taking command of an airborne infantry battalion’s forward support company, the company’s second-in-command revealed its […]

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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 combat power. We …

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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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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 Defense, or any organization the ...

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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 Army, or Department of Defense.

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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 evolving […]

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The Worst-Laid Plans: The Next Phase of Russia’s War in Ukraine

(53 years ago) May 12, 2022 · On February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the start of a “special military operation” on the sovereign territory of Ukraine. While claiming that Russian military actions would serve to protect the people of Ukraine against “genocide” through “denazification” the operation amounted to a full-scale invasion of the country. While some military and intelligence […]

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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, operationally ...

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Task Force Smith and the Problem with “Readiness”

(53 years ago) Jul 17, 2020 · In the rainy predawn darkness of July 5, 1950, two US Army rifles companies reinforced by six howitzers—about four hundred men in all—dug in on a saddle-shaped hill straddling a highway just north of Osan, South Korea. The hill was an outstanding north-facing defensive position: to this day, a soldier on that hill can see eight miles of the crucial strategic road that bends northwest ...

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Seven (Initial) Drone Warfare Lessons from Ukraine

(53 years ago) May 12, 2022 · The ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia has seen significant drone use on both sides. Ukraine has made extensive use of drones, from the Turkish-made Bayraktar TB-2 to hobbyist drones supporting civil resistance. Although evidence of Russian drone use early in the conflict was limited, Russia appears to have stepped up its efforts, employing systems […]

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Staff - Modern War Institute

(53 years ago) Maj. Chalie L. Galliand is the operations officer of the Modern War Institute at West Point. An Air Force officer, he is currently assigned as a rotating faculty member and assistant professor on assignment from the United States Air Force Academy as an exchange instructor.

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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 Army, or Department of Defense.

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Don’t Let Over-the-Horizon Counterterrorism Eliminate the …

(53 years ago) May 18, 2022 · In the early weeks of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a forty-mile-long Russian military convoy set out toward Kyiv from the north. But the convoy soon ground to a halt—in large part because of the efforts of Ukrainian special operations forces. Under cover of darkness, thirty special operators, accompanied by surveillance and strike drones, ambushed the […]

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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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An Airfield Too Far: Failures at Market Garden and Antonov Airfield

(53 years ago) May 05, 2022 · Despite their vaunted and historical use of parachutes to insert troops, commanders of the 11th Guards Air Assault Brigade used twenty to thirty-four Mi-8 assault transports escorted by Ka-52 attack helicopters for a morning landing. The Russians wanted to insert their desantniki (paratroopers) to create an air bridge for follow-on forces to be flown into the airport and quickly move twenty ...

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