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#140 That Elusive Operational Concept

  • Brigadier General (Retired) David Fastabend
  • June 2001

Acting Director Major General Robert “Bo” Dyess’ Comments:


For centuries military strategists and practitioners understood that a fundamental conception of war was necessary to inform military thinking to prepare for future conflicts. An examination of the history shows many examples of leaders who understood this necessity. For example, in 1864, Prussia and Austria-Hungary went to war with Denmark over the duchy of Schleswig-Holstein. Unlike previous European conflicts, the war with Denmark was conducted within a conceptual framework created by the Prussian Chancellor, Otto von Bismarck. Helmut von Moltke led the Prussians to victory against Danish forces that were ensconced in an earlier conception of war, one rooted in early nineteenth [View Full...]

#139 Grant’s Disengagement from Cold Harbor (pages 176-209 found in the book Cold Harbor to the Crater)

  • Gordon Rhea
  • September 28, 2015
  • Cold Harbor To The Crater

Acting Director Major General Robert “Bo” Dyess’ Comments:


In the future operating environment, state and non-state threats, enemies, and adversaries will attempt to disrupt what they perceive as U.S. advantages across all domains (i.e. land, maritime, aerospace, cyberspace, and the electromagnetic spectrum). While long-range strike and offshore capabilities remain important to joint force operations, the integration and application of combined arms is integral to the execution of Joint Combined Arms Maneuver. Joint Combined Arms Maneuver is the synchronized, simultaneous, or sequential application of two or more arms or elements of one service, along with joint, interorganizational, and multinational capabilities to create multiple dilemmas for the [View Full...]

#138 Countering the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Threat

  • Colonel Matthew Tedesco
  • November-December 2015
  • Military Review

Acting Director Major General Robert “Bo” Dyess’ Comments:


One hundred years ago this week, on April 6, 1917, the United States Congress voted to formally enter World War I. As with most wars, WWI would prove to be fertile ground for accelerated innovation. This innovation accelerated through numerous series of actions, reactions, and counter-actions as adversaries rushed to gain and regain the overmatch necessary to maintain differential advantages against one another. In this rush, WWI would showcase developments that included machine guns, tanks, tactical air support, poison gas, flame throwers, tracer bullets, depth charges, and aircraft carriers. WWI would also see the introduction of the first unmanned aerial system (UAS). [View Full...]