October 2020 Online Exclusive Articles
An operations officer with the Kansas Army National Guard describes how his unit adapted a planned battalion training exercise to overcome the risks associated with the COVID-19 epidemic.
Article published on: Online Exclusive Articles 19 October 2020
September 2020 Online Exclusive Articles
The author provides a brief examination of key lessons learned from Operation Fortitude South, the deception plan aimed at confusing German leaders during World War II with regard to where the Allies were planning to invade Europe. The Allies’ successful planning, execution, and enforcement of rigorous security procedures were principal factors in the success of the D-Day landings on 6 June 1944.
Article published on: Online Exclusive Articles 17 September 2020
*Perkins is the primary author of this article.
Instructors and team leaders for the Command and General Staff School's Decisive Action Tactical Application Course detail how they transitioned their class to a distributed learning modality as part in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that virtually eliminated face-to-face classroom instruction. Working together, they devised creative solutions, to overcome numerous challenges during planning, preparation, and execution of the course and produced conditions that better simulated the uncertainty, confusion, and fog of war than previous classroom instruction.
Article published on: Online Exclusive Articles 3 September 2020
March 2020 Online Exclusive Articles
Lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS) may be critical to twenty-first century warfare development. However, academics and the Silicon Valley industrial base are reluctant to develop weaponized artificial intelligence because of its potential to perform unethically and/or to grow beyond human control. The author argues in favor of LAWS development in order for the United States to remain militarily competitive in the future.
Article published on: Online Exclusive Articles 10 March 2020