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The Army’s Updated Warfighting Concept Will Drive Its Formations, Planning And Experimentation

The Army’s Updated Warfighting Concept Will Drive Its Formations, Planning And Experimentation by Todd South – Army Times

The way the Army fights its future battles will require formations geared toward multi-domain operations and driven by real-world threats to U.S. global military superiority, according to an updated version of Army warfighting called Multi-Domain Operations 2028.

 

What began two years ago as Multi-Domain Battle has evolved into Multi-Domain Operations primarily because much of the work the Army will have to do is in the below-the-threshold or “gray zone” shaping of both competition with near-peer adversaries such as Russia and China and outright combat at varying levels.

 

The new document, “U.S. Army in Multi-Domain Operations 2028,” released Thursday, is both a revision to ongoing warfighting plans and an invitation for input from across the force.

 

“The American way of war must evolve and adapt,” Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley wrote in the foreword of the concept. “It describes how U.S. Army forces, as part of the Joint Force, will militarily compete, penetrate, disintegrate, and exploit our adversaries in the future.”…

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