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Articles from Vol. 98, No. 5, September/October

Accelerating Multi-Domain Operations: Evolution of an Idea
This article was originally published by the Modern War Institute at West Point on 23 July 23 2018.1 It has been edited by Military Review for style.Multi-Domain Battle has a clear origin.2 Stemming from the idea that disruptive technologies will change...
Bringing Order to Chaos: Combined Arms Maneuver in Large-Scale Combat Operations
Large-scale combat operations are at the far right of the conflict continuum and associated with war. Historically, battlefields in large-scale combat operations have been more chaotic, intense, and highly destructive than those the Army has experienced...
Creating Powerful Minds: Army University Education Initiatives for Large-Scale Combat Operations
In the not-too-distant past, large-scale ground combat operations against near-peer adversaries seemed unlikely and less dangerous than the immediate threats posed by al-Qaida, Iraqi insurgents, and the Taliban. However, Russian ground campaigns against...
Deep Maneuver: Historical Case Studies of Maneuver in Large-Scale Combat Operations
Deep attack is not a luxury; it is an absolute necessity to winning.-Gen. Donn A. StarryAll right Mister, let me tell you what winning means ... you're willing to go longer, work harder, give more than anyone else.-Vince LombardiThe terms deep maneuver,...
Foreword
Since the Soviet Union's fall in 1989, the specter of large-scale ground combat against a peer adversary was remote. During the years following, the U.S. Army found itself increasingly called upon to lead multinational operations in the lower to middle...
How Has the Joint Readiness Training Center Changed to Adapt to Large-Scale Combat Operations?
With zero illumination and near 100 percent humidity on an oppressively hot summer night, sound travels well. The sound of oncoming BMP infantry fighting vehicles and T-80 tanks clamoring west on Artillery Road contrasts with the soldiers'fatigue; the...
Into the Breach: Historical Case Studies of Mobility Operations in Large-Scale Combat Operations
Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;Or close the wall up with our English dead.In peace there's nothing so becomes a manAs modest stillness and humility:But when the blast of war blows in our ears,Then imitate the action of the tiger-William...
Lethal and Non-Lethal Fires: Historical Case Studies of Converging Cross-Domain Fires in Large-Scale Combat Operations
The Russian rocket attack on Ukrainian forces at Zelenopillya on 11 July 2014 was the first example of Russia's contemporary reconnaissance-strike model on display. The strike targeted a large Ukrainian assembly area where Ukrainian forces were preparing...
Meeting the Challenge of Large-Scale Combat Operations Today and Tomorrow
While our Army learned invaluable lessons over the last seventeen years of limited contingency operations, the experience culturally imprinted a generation of Army leaders for one type of warfare. An increasingly volatile operational environment (OE)...
Perceptions Are Reality: Historical Case Studies of Information Operations in Large-Scale Combat Operations
All war is inherently about changing human behavior, with each side trying to alter the behavior of the other by force of arms. Success requires the ability to outthink an opponent and ruthlessly exploit the opportunities that come from positions of...
"Ready Now"-Our Number One Priority
In 2018, a rotational unit at the National Training Center was simultaneously attacked across multiple domains within hours of crossing the line of departure on Training Day 1, starting ninety-six hours of continuous contact. The brigade commander personally...
Response to Maj. Paul E. Roberts's "Reconnaissance beyond the Coordinated Fire Line: Division Warfighter Trends"
(Military Review, July-August 2018)In his recent article, "Reconnaissance Beyond the Coordinated Fire Line (CFL)," Maj. Paul Roberts advocates the establishment of a reconnaissance cell as a means of improving reconnaissance planning and synchronization...
The European War
THE COLLAPSE OF POLANDWar tactics, despite spectacular new weapons, have changed iittle in 2,000 years. What Hannibal's Carthaginians did to the Romans at Cannae, southeastern Italy, in 216 B.C., the Germans did to the Poles last September.It may sound...
The Long Haul: Historical Case Studies of Sustainment Operations in Large-Scale Combat Operations
You will not find it difficult to prove that battles, campaigns, and even wars have been won or lost primarily because of logistics.-Gen. Dwight D. EisenhowerThere will not be a revolution in military affairs unless there is a revolution in military...
The Rapid Redesign of the Captains Career Course: An Example of Agility in Professional Military Education
All Army units, organizations, and agencies will ensure that they prioritize execution of all activities and use time to enhance the readiness and lethality of our formations.-Army Directive 2018-07he 2018 National Defense Strategy identified that professional...
Weaving the Tangled Web: Military Deception in Large-Scale Combat Operations
Throughout the recorded history of warfare, military planners and commanders have sought to deceive their adversary as to the size, timing, or location of an attack in order to gain a decisive advantage. From the famous Trojan Horse to modern efforts...
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