Suggested Themes and Topics

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Large-Scale Combat Operations/Multi-Domain Operations

  • Division as a formation
  • Air and antimissile defense
  • Deep operations
  • Information advantage/military deception
  • FM 3-0—Competition continuum (competition, crisis, conflict)
  • Multi-domain task force
  • Recon and security/cavalry operations
  • Protection and security (air defense artillery, engineer, chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, cavalry)

Joint Operations

  • Air/sea/land integration
  • Joint/long-range precision fires
  • Air and antimissile defense
  • Joint forcible entry

Europe/Central Command/IndoPACOM

  • Contiguous and noncontiguous operations
  • New operational environment: adversaries operating in their “near abroad” (close proximity to own borders)
  • Peer- and near-peer adversaries contesting U.S. joint force in all domains

Other Topics

  • What must be done to adjust junior leader development to the modern operational environment?
  • What logistical challenges does the U.S. military foresee due to infrastructure limitations in potential foreign areas of operation and how can it mitigate them?
  • Defending against biological warfare­—examination of the war waged by other than conventional military weapons
  • Military role within interagency responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and other natural or humanitarian disasters
  • What is the role for the Army/Reserve Components in homeland security operations? What must the Army be prepared to do in support of internal security? Along our borders?
  • Role of security force assistance brigades (SFAB) in the Gray Zone competition phase drawn from experience of an SFAB in Africa or Europe

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September-October 2020