Small Wars Journal

Mad Scientist

Biostorm: A Story of Future War SWJED Mon, 10/01/2018 - 12:05am
This article is the latest addition to the U.S. Army TRADOC G2 Mad Scientist Initiative’s Future of Warfare 2030-2050 project at Small Wars Journal.
Micro-UAV Augmented 3D Tactics SWJED Tue, 09/25/2018 - 1:29am
Written as a tactics, techniques and procedure analysis, this paper attempts to extend the notion of 3D tactics in the context of new and emerging technology. The paper will also look at the implications for modelling the observe-orient-decide-act (OODA) loop decision making process.

Match Made in Heaven? Or Hell?: Megacities and Autonomous Systems

This article is the latest addition to the U.S. Army TRADOC G2 Mad Scientist Initiative’s Future of Warfare 2030-2050 project at Small Wars Journal. Autonomous systems in a complex city environment would present both opportunities and challenges for U.S. Army units operating in such environments. Over the next decades, technologies will also transform these operating environments.

About the Author(s)

A Primer on Artificial Intelligence for Military Leaders SWJED Wed, 08/22/2018 - 7:52am
This work is the result of the authors’ numerous engagements with senior leaders explaining what Artificial Intelligence is, what it is not, and why there is such hype currently surrounding it for military applications. The lead author is currently leading the effort for the DoD CIO in standing up DoD’s Joint AI Center.
Fueling an Army of High Velocity Learners SWJED Wed, 08/15/2018 - 12:20am
This is the latest addition to the U.S. Army TRADOC G2 Mad Scientist Initiative’s Future of Warfare 2030-2050 project at Small Wars Journal. This paper provides a framework on the future of war in 2050 and is also a call to action, providing examples of current and emerging nutritional research to help the Army take its first steps toward a nutrition revolution.
Learn.Practice.Repeat. SWJED Mon, 08/06/2018 - 12:33am
This article is the latest addition to the U.S. Army TRADOC G2 Mad Scientist Initiative’s Future of Warfare 2030-2050 project at Small Wars Journal. To predict learning in 2050, we must observe learning now in 2018; the technologies of learning, the culture of learning, and the audience of learning.
Technological Fluency 2035 – 2050 SWJED Thu, 08/02/2018 - 12:38am
This article is the latest addition to the U.S. Army TRADOC G2 Mad Scientist Initiative’s Future of Warfare 2030-2050 project at Small Wars Journal. This paper examines the term technological fluency as it applies to future Special Operations Forces in the 2030 – 2050 timeframe. It begins with a proposed definition. It then shapes the discussion.
Thoughts on Military Education, Training and Leader Development in 2050 SWJED Tue, 07/31/2018 - 12:07am
This article is the latest addition to the U.S. Army TRADOC G2 Mad Scientist Initiative’s Future of Warfare 2030-2050 project at Small Wars Journal. "Today, in the summer of 2018, 2050 is only 32 years from now. As we explore education and training for 2050, perhaps we should reflect on where we were 32 years ago in 1986."
Mad Scientist Learning in 2050 Conference

Mad Scientist Learning in 2050 Conference

8-9 August 2018
Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

This conference partners the U.S. Army TRADOC Mad Scientist Initiative with Georgetown University's Center for Security Studies to collaborate in researching emerging learning and knowledge capabilities.

Future learning techniques and technologies are critical to the Army's operations in the 21st century against adversaries in rapidly evolving battlespaces. The ability to effectively respond to a changing Operational Environment (OE) with fleeting windows of opportunity is paramount, and Leaders must act quickly to adjust to these evolving OEs and more advanced and lethal technologies. This conference will explore the following three questions:

  • How will emerging technologies improve learning or augment intelligence in professional military education, at home station, while deployed, and on the battlefield?
  • How can the Army accelerate learning to improve Soldier and unit agility in rapidly changing OEs?
  • What new skills will Soldiers and Leaders require to fight and win in 2050?

This event brings together individuals from across the Government, academia, and industry to explore the evolution of the OE through 2050.

Livestream link here.

SWJED Mon, 07/30/2018 - 11:01am
Cyber Integrating Architecture SWJED Fri, 07/27/2018 - 12:49am
This article is the latest addition to the U.S. Army TRADOC G2 Mad Scientist Initiative’s Future of Warfare 2030-2050 project at Small Wars Journal.