Academic journal article Military Review

Themes and Suggested Topics

Academic journal article Military Review

Themes and Suggested Topics

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Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group conduct Zodiac maritime operations training 1 November 2016 at Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan. Nearly twenty special operations support soldiers, many new to the Special Forces unit, completed the fourteen-day, biannual Special Forces Basic Combat Course-Support. Per regulation, the soldiers--from cooks to drivers, intelligence to signal--are required to complete the uncompromising course prior to deployment or every two years.

During the two-week trial, soldiers revisited basic tasks like marksmanship, communications, and troop-leading procedures while tackling more advanced concepts like the Zodiac training shown here, all-terrain vehicle driver training, and tactical combat casualty care. (Photo by Richard L Rzepka, U.S. Army Garrison Okinawa)

The Changing U.S. Army

* Are U.S. Army rotational units as effective as permanently assigned, forward-deployed units?

* Does the Army need designated security force assistance brigades? How should they be organized?

* Is there a role for the Army in homeland security operations? What must the Army be prepared for?

* How is gender integration changing the Army and how it operates?

* How does Army doctrine need to change to incorporate the cyberspace domain? …

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