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Commanding General's Selected Articles

Beyond the Horizon

"After nearly a decade of war, our Army is emerging as a leaner, more decisive force with unique expeditionary and campaign capabilities shaped through a historic period of persistent conflict. At the same time, the effects of globalization and emerging economic and political powers are fundamentally reshaping the global order against a backdrop of mounting competition for shrinking natural resources amid accelerating population growth and climate change."

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The Operations Targeting & Effects Synchronization Process in Northern Iraq

Military Review, May-Jun 2010 "In the early 4th century BCE, more than five centuries before the great philosopher-emperor Marcus Aurelius made the observation quoted above, Gallic tribes sacked Rome. Faced with the first real threat to its existence, the young Roman state recognized the need to rethink how it organized for combat. Of the various changes adopted, the most important and extreme transformation was the abandonment of the Greek-style phalanx. This military organizational structure had been long-established as the most effective way to achieve success against opponents with a similar operational paradigm."

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Introducing the Mission Command Center of Excellence

Army Magazine, Feb 2011 "In his January ARMY Magazine article, "Mission Command," GEN Martin E. Dempsey discussed some of the adaptations the Army is making to concepts and doctrine that are informed by the serious study of the hard-earned lessons of a decade of war and the emerging trends we see in the 21st-century security environment. His article explained that this has led to the concept of mission command replacing battle command as an activity and mission command replacing command and control as a warfighting function."

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Change 1 to Field Manual 3-0: The Way the Army Fights Today

MilRev, Mar-Apr 2011 "The 2008 Version of Field Manual(FM) 3-0 initiated a comprehensive change in Army doctrine by capturing the Army's experience of over seven years of combat and using it to change the way the Army conceptualized operations. It established full spectrum operations-simultaneous offensive, defensive, and stability or civil support operations-as the central concept of Army capabilities."

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Forging a Comprehensive Approach to Counterinsurgency Operations

PRISM, Jun 2011 "The United States will face a myriad of new strategic challenges and opportunities in the 21st century that will test its capability and capacity to succeed in an increasingly competitive, dynamic, and uncertain operating environment. A key component to success in future stability operations will be the ability to interpret the seemingly chaotic series of weak global signals and environmental stimuli to draw logically valid connections and conclusions to recognize obstacles and opportunities in advance."

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Last Reviewed: July 11, 2011

 
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