Five imperatives for an Army in transition
The Army finds itself in a period of profound organizational, operational and fiscal transition. How shall it process the campaigns of the past decade, which defined a generation of officers...
BY LT. COL. PAUL L. LARSON AND LT. COL. HEIDI A. URBEN
In this issue
The Army is shrinking, its mission set expanding — it’s the very incarnation of “do more with less.”
SEALS and secrecy
To the Obama administration and senior military leadership for trying to have it two ways. For years, they have put SEALs and their secret methods in the limelight when it served their...
To Mitt Romney for trotting out that hoary canard: a goal of setting a floor of 4 percent of GDP for defense.
Redrawing the COCOM map
Every two years, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff reviews the Unified Command Plan that defines the roles of the combatant commands. Next year, Gen. Martin Dempsey will have his...
By Lt. Cmdr. David Coghlan
A long war in the shadows
The United States is emerging from a brutal decade of ground warfare in the Middle East and South Asia with powerful new tools to wage counterinsurgency warfare and precision...
By Matthew Irvine and John Nagl
Small devices and big data
In Iraq, U.S. forces who recovered computers used by al-Qaida consistently found Google Maps information on them. Insurgents were using the same databases as U.S. forces to view streets,...
By John M. Custer
Armor‘s asymmetric advantage
As the U.S. leaves two wars behind and adjusts its military to face an uncertain future, some question the need for the Army to maintain its current force mix — and in particular,...
By Brig. Gen. Bill Hix and Mark C. Smith
Air Force Cyber Vision 2025
Assured cyberspace is a foundation for global vigilance, global reach and global power. Essential to all Air Force missions, cyberspace is a domain in which, from which and through which...
BY MICHAEL DONLEY AND MARK MAYBURY
New world disorder
The war colleges are given to teaching that the development of strategy is simply the aligning of resources to reach national goals and that there is a kind of logic that will show the way...
By Robert Killebrew