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Foreword

Lt. Gen. Michael D. Lundy, U.S. Army

 

Accelerating Multi-Domain Operations: Evolution of an Idea

Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, U.S. Army

The commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command describes why the Multi-Domain Battle concept evolved into the Multi-Domain Operations concept.


Large-Scale Combat Operations

The Army is shifting its focus and updating its doctrine to prevail in large-scale ground combat operations against peer and near-peer threats. To support the new doctrine codified in Field Manual 3-0, Operations, the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center commander, Lt. Gen. Michael D. Lundy, directed the Army University Press to publish the seven-volume Large-Scale Combat Operations Historical Case Study book set. As he explains in this issue’s “Foreword,” his intent is “to expand the knowledge and understanding of the contemporary issues the U.S. Army faces by tapping our organizational memory to illuminate the future.” To introduce readers to this set, the following special section of Military Review provides an overview of each volume by its author. The downloadable version of the book set will be available on our website at https://www.armyupress.army.mil beginning in October 2018.

Weaving the Tangled Web: Military Deception in Large-Scale Combat Operations

Christopher M. Rein, PhD

A summary of the first book in the LSCO set that includes historical case studies on military deception operations from the First World War to present day.

Bringing Order to Chaos: Combined Arms Maneuver in Large-Scale Combat Operations

Lt. Col. Peter J. Schifferle, PhD, U.S. Army, Retired

A summary of the second book in the LSCO set that includes ten case studies written by a diverse group of military historians that focus on some element of command and control of combined arms from 1917 through 2003.

Lethal and Non-Lethal Fires: Historical Case Studies of Converging Cross-Domain Fires in Large-Scale Combat Operations

Lt. Col. Thomas G. Bradbeer, PhD, U.S. Army, Retired

A summary of the third book in the LSCO set that includes ten historical case studies written by different authors involving lethal and nonlethal fires from the period 1917 through 1991 with lessons for military professionals who will be engaged in future large-scale combat operations.

The Long Haul: Historical Case Studies of Sustainment Operations in Large-Scale Combat Operations

Lt. Col. Keith Beurskens, DM, U.S. Army, Retired

A summary of the fourth book in the LSCO set that includes eleven historical case studies of sustainment operations drawn from the past one hundred years with lessons for modern large-scale combat operations.

Deep Maneuver: Historical Case Studies of Maneuver in Large-Scale Combat Operations

Jack D. Kem, PhD

A summary of the fifth book in the LSCO set that includes eleven chronologically ordered historical case studies drawn from the past one hundred years with lessons for modern large-scale combat operations.

Into the Breach: Historical Case Studies of Mobility Operations in Large-Scale Combat Operations

Florian L. Waitl

A summary of the sixth book in the LSCO set that includes ten historical case studies of mobility and countermobility operations drawn from the past one hundred years with insights for modern large-scale combat operations.

Perceptions Are Reality: Historical Case Studies of Information Operations in Large-Scale Combat Operations

Col. Mark D. Vertuli, U.S. Army

A summary of the seventh book in the LSCO set that includes ten historical case studies and a discussion on the future implications of information operations during large-scale combat operations.

Coming soon! More books to be released as part of the Large-Scale Combat Operations series

The Quiet Professionals The Last 100 Yards


 

“Ready Now”—Our Number One Priority

Col. Christopher R. Norrie, U.S. Army

Maj. Thomas E. Lamb, U.S. Army

Capt. Michael J. Culler, U.S. Army

The National Training Center (NTC) ensures that units have their hardest day in the desert so that no soldier goes untrained into combat. The commander of Operations Group at the NTC describes how it is changing to provide the training required to fight and win during large-scale combat operations in a multi-domain environment.

How Has the Joint Readiness Training Center Changed to Adapt to Large-Scale Combat Operations?

Col. David Doyle, U.S. Army

Lt. Col. Aaron Coombs, U.S. Army

The commander of Operations Group at the Army’s Joint Readiness Training Center discusses how the combat training center prepares units and leaders for large-scale combat operations by creating a decisive-action training environment with scalable, flexible scenarios that challenge and stress leaders and force them to consider operations other than counterinsurgencies.

Stalingrad: The Battle for the Martenovskii Shop

The Army University Press produces documentaries to make "history come to life" to illustrate doctrinal points of large-scale combat operations from FM 3-0 and other doctrinal publications. The intent is to make the documentaries available for use in professional military education, for leader professional development sessions, and for individual self-development. The first video series examines the Battle of Stalingrad and the challenges of operating in dense urban terrain. The first episode of the Stalingrad series analyzes the Battle for the Martenovskii Shop of the Red October Factory.

Creating Powerful Minds: Army University Education Initiatives for Large-Scale Combat Operations

Col. Thomas Bolen, U.S. Army

Vince Carlisle, PhD

The authors discuss how the Army professional military education system is keeping pace with current and future needs of the Army and our soldiers.

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The Rapid Redesign of the Captains Career Course: An Example of Agility in Professional Military Education

Col. Ken Hawley, U.S. Army

William Kuchinski

Two senior academics from the Office of the Provost at Army University explain the redesign of the Captains Career Course common core blocks of instruction to provide greater emphasis on offensive operations against a near-peer threat in a multi-domain environment.

The European War

Lt. Col. E. M. Benitez, U.S. Army

In this legacy article, first published in Military Review in December 1939, the author identifies the need for U.S. forces to prepare for what was to become known as World War II. This sentiment is echoed by Army leadership today as the Army shifts its focus to face the threat of large-scale combat operations against peer or near-peer threats.

Meeting the Challenge of Large-Scale Ground Combat Operations Today and Tomorrow

Lt. Gen. Michael D. Lundy, U.S. Army

The commanding general of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center finishes the Military Review special issue with a look to the future of large-scale ground combat operations.

Letter to the Editor

A reader comments on a previous article

Large Scale Combat Operations

A focus on the upcoming seven-book Large Scale Combat Operations series to be published by Army University Press.