General David Perkins
Opening Comments on
Multi-Domain Battle (MDB)
By General David Perkins
United States Army Training and Doctrine Command
The strength of the U.S. military — in fact, our asymmetric advantage — is our people. The creative and innovative solutions that result from true diversity of thought are the hallmarks of a learning organization. This creativity and innovation, when nurtured by an organizational culture that encourages prudent risk taking, is both a force multiplier on the battlefield and the only effective response to the inevitable "fog" of war.
It is critically important to think, discuss, and debate "how we fight" across all levels and domains. As August Cole, of Ghost Fleet fame, put it at our most recent Mad Scientist event, enriched conversation requires bringing together a group of people who do not naturally belong together. Diverse dialogue in capturing a wide variety of perspectives and expertise is critical to understanding the evolving nature of the future operational environment.
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Lt. Col. Erica L. Cameron
About the New Extended Battlefield Website
By Lt. Col. Erica L. Cameron
Director and Editor-in-Chief
Army University Press
The U.S. Army is a learning organization and is constantly adapting to the technological, military, and strategic conditions of our times. Occasionally, conditions shift to the extent that the character of war changes and we must invest significant intellectual energy to reimagine how we fight. This is such a time.
As AirLand Battle shaped the force of the 1980s and beyond, the critical analysis and creative thinking we apply today towards developing a new operational approach will drive our Army’s organization, doctrine, training, equipment, and posture for decades to come. It is encumbant upon us, the practioners of the profession of arms, to apply our knowledge and experience to this challenging task.
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