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(Photo by Staff Sgt. Frances Ariele L. Tejada, U.S. Army)
Soldiers from Company A, 1st Battalion, 111th Infantry, 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, conduct a night live-fire iteration of a combined arms exercise 11 June 2019 during Exercise Decisive Strike 2019 at the Training Support Centre in Krivolak, North Macedonia. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Frances Ariele L. Tejada, U.S. Army)

Leveraging Multi-Domain Military Deception to Expose the Enemy in 2035

By threatening U.S. access into a theater and denying the assembly areas needed for staging, U.S. adversaries can undercut America’s preferred, expeditionary way of war. However, future U.S. land forces can provoke an opponent into unmasking the long-range sensor and strike assets central to its anti-access/area denial system by leveraging multi-domain military deception. This article was a 2020 General William E. DePuy Special Topics Writing Competition entry.

By Lt. Col. Stephan Pikner, PhD, U.S. Army

Published: Military Review, March-April 2021, pg 81

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(Photo by Staff Sgt. Jacob Kohrs, U.S. Army)
A U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk flies over Yamaguchi Bay, Japan, 9 September 2019 during Orient Shield 2019, which is a premier U.S. Army and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force bilateral field training exercise that is meant to increase interoperability by testing and refining multi-domain and cross-domain concepts. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Jacob Kohrs, U.S. Army)

Multi-Domain Operations at Division and Below

The author illustrates how the multi-domain concept affects echelons at and below the division and discusses its tactical implications.

By Maj. Jesse L. Skates, U.S. Army

Published: Military Review, January-February 2021, pg 68

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(Photo by Staff Sgt. George F. Gutierrez, U.S. Army Reserve)
Soldiers from Company A, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), quickly move to assault their objective at an urban terrain training site 15 March 2017 during Warrior Exercise 78-17-01 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. (Photo by Staff Sgt. George F. Gutierrez, U.S. Army Reserve)

Dense Urban Environments

The Crucible of Multi-Domain Operations

The authors describe how the size, density, and social elements of cities create a complex and changing environment that must be viewed as inherently multi-domain. They provide six categories of sociocultural systems that influence operations in dense urban terrain and three key intersections between dense urban areas and multi-domain operations.

By Richard L. Wolfel, PhD
Amy Richmond, PhD
Lt. Col. Jason Ridgeway, PhD, U.S. Army

Published: Military Review, January-February 2021, pg 22

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(Photo by Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne, U.S. Army)
Completing the first leg of their tactical road march from Rose Barracks, Germany, to Tapa Military Training Area, Estonia, soldiers of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment drive their Strykers into Ruzyne, Czech Republic, 27 May 2016 during Operation Dragoon Ride. The soldiers were met by a crowd of Czech citizens who showed their support for the U.S. presence in the Czech Republic. On their journey, approximately 1,400 soldiers in four hundred vehicles traveled over 2,200 kilometers through six countries. Dragoon Ride is conducted to validate U.S. partnering allies’ abilities to assemble forces rapidly, deploy them on short notice, and improve the ability to shoot, move, and communicate as a multinational allegiance. (Photo by Sgt. Caitlyn Byrne, U.S. Army)

Multi-Domain Operations and Information Warfare in the European Theater

The authors describe how the size, density, and social elements of cities create a complex and changing environment that must be viewed as inherently multi-domain. They provide six categories of sociocultural systems that influence operations in dense urban terrain and three key intersections between dense urban areas and multi-domain operations.

By Maj. Jennifer L. Purser, U.S. Army

Published: Military Review, November-December 2020, pg 58

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(Photo by Sgt. Russell Gilchrest, U.S. Army)
Soldiers with 2nd Platoon, Company A, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, set up a tactical satellite communication system 9 August 2010 in Shekhabad Valley, Wardak Province, Afghanistan. (Photo by Sgt. Russell Gilchrest, U.S. Army)

The Army’s Gap in Operational-Level Intelligence for Space as Part of Multi-Domain Operations

An operations officer in the 1st Space Brigade believes that to become an effective multi-domain force, the operational-level Army must begin linking both strategic- and tactical-level space intelligence to plan the operational-level fight, to convey the Army’s intelligence needs to the joint force, and to provide meaningful analysis to tactical echelons.

By Maj. Jerry V. Drew II, U.S. Army

Published: Military Review, January-February 2020, pg 71

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(Image courtesy of Lockheed Martin)

Targeting in Multi-Domain Operations

The author relates lessons learned during Cyber Blitz 2018, an exercise with a focus on information operations and cyber-electromagnetic activities that demonstrated how brigade combat teams might conduct multi-domain operations at the tactical level.

By Maj. Kyle David Borne, U.S. Army

Published: Military Review, May-June 2019, pg 60

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A soldier participates in Cyber Blitz 2018 on 21 September 2018 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The Cyber Blitz exercise helped inform the Army on how to employ evolving cyber-electromagnetic activities and information operations during multi-domain operations. The series of experiments examined how the integration of cyberspace, electronic warfare, intelligence, space, and information operations could help a brigade combat team gain and maintain the advantage against a regional peer adversary in a decisive action training environment. (Photo by Steven Stover)
A soldier participates in Cyber Blitz 2018 on 21 September 2018 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The Cyber Blitz exercise helped inform the Army on how to employ evolving cyber-electromagnetic activities and information operations during multi-domain operations. The series of experiments examined how the integration of cyberspace, electronic warfare, intelligence, space, and information operations could help a brigade combat team gain and maintain the advantage against a regional peer adversary in a decisive action training environment. (Photo by Steven Stover)

Multi-Domain Information Operations and the Brigade Combat Team

Lessons from Cyber Blitz 2018

The author relates lessons learned during Cyber Blitz 2018, an exercise with a focus on information operations and cyber-electromagnetic activities that demonstrated how brigade combat teams might conduct multi-domain operations at the tactical level.

By Maj. John P. Rodriguez, U.S. Army

Published: Military Review, July-August 2019, pg 33

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Engineers assigned to the 588th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, employ an M58 Mine Clearing Line Charge 9 July 2015 during a breaching training exercise at the Udairi Range Complex, Kuwait. (Photo by Spc. Gregory T. Summers, U.S. Army)
(Photo by Spc. Gregory T. Summers, U.S. Army)

Field Manual 3-0

Doctrine Addressing Today’s Fight

Members of U.S. Army Combined Arms Center Commander’s Initiative Group discuss the need for Army leaders to embrace and master the doctrine put forward in Field Manual 3-0, Operations, to rapidly align the Army culture with its latest doctrine.

By Lt. Col. Sam Fishburne, U.S. Army
Maj. Joe Dumas, U.S. Army
Maj. Benjamin Stegmann, U.S. Army
Capt. Jim Burds, U.S. Army

Published: Military Review, January-February 2019, pg 8

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Accelerating Multi-Domain Operations: Evolution of an Idea
(Photo by Airman 1st Class Gracie I. Lee, U.S. Air Force)

Accelerating Multi-Domain Operations

Evolution of an Idea

Multi-Domain Battle served its purpose—it sparked thinking and debate and it created a foundation. But, what we need now is Multi-Domain Operations, and the next revision of the concept to be released this fall will reflect this change.

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

Published: Military Review, September-October 2018, pg 6

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Multi-Domain Battle: The Advent of Twenty-First Century War

Multi-Domain Battle: The Advent of Twenty-First Century War

By Gen. David G. Perkins, U.S. Army

In the final article in a series discussing multi-domain battle, the commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command discusses how the Army must adapt to meet the requirements for a future force operating in a multi-domain environment.

Published: Military Review, Nov-Dec 2017, page 8

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The Return of U.S. Army Field Manual 3-0, <i>Operations</i>

The Return of U.S. Army Field Manual 3-0, Operations

Lt. Gen. Mike Lundy, U.S. Army

Col. Rich Creed, U.S. Army

The commanding general of the U.S. Army’s Combined Arms Center teams with the director of the Combined Arms Doctrine Directorate to provide the background on, the intent behind, and a description of the latest version of Field Manual 3-0, Operations

Published: Military Review, Nov-Dec 2017, page 14

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Preparing for the Fight Tonight Multi-Domain Battle and Field Manual 3-0

Preparing for the Fight Tonight

Multi-Domain Battle and Field Manual 3-0

By Gen. David G. Perkins, U.S. Army

In the second of a series on multi-domain battle, the commander of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command describes how Field Manual 3-0, Army Operations, to be published October 2017, will incorporate doctrine to help Army forces prepare for the possibility of major armed conflict in the near future.

Published: Military Review, Sept-Oct 2017, page 6

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Theater Land Operations: Relevant Observations and Lessons from the Combined Joint Land Force Experience in Iraq

Theater Land Operations

Relevant Observations and Lessons from the Combined Joint Land Force Experience in Iraq

Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky, U.S. Army, Maj. Gen. Roger Noble, Australian Army

In 2016, the campaign to destroy the Islamic State as a fighting force while also pushing any remaining fighters out of Iraq was in full swing. The combined joint force land component command (CJFLCC) in charge of the joint fight during Operation Inherent Resolve was based on the headquarters of the 101st Airborne Division, but the mission differed notably from previous division-level efforts during the coalition-led counterinsurgency fight in Iraq.

Published: Military Review Online Exclusive June 7, 2017

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More Quaint and Subtle Ways to Kill The Operations Process in Future War

More Quaint and Subtle Ways to Kill The Operations Process in Future War

By Maj. Wesley Moerbe, U.S. Army

Solutions to cyberthreats have little to do with technology and quite a bit to do with how we visualize and think about the operations process and mission command as a system in future war.

Published: Military Review, March-April 2017, page 80

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Multidomain Operations and Close Air Support: A Fresh Perspective

Multidomain Operations and Close Air Support

A Fresh Perspective

By Lt. Col. Clay Bartels, U.S. Air Force; Maj. Tim Tormey, U.S. Marine Corps; and Dr. Jon Hendrickson

The authors present a counterargument to assertions that the Army should have its own fixed-wing component to provide close air support.

Published: Military Review March/April 2017

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The Indo-Asia Pacific and the Multi-Domain Battle Concept

The Indo-Asia Pacific and the Multi-Domain Battle Concept

Gen. Robert B. Brown, U.S. Army, Commander of United States Army Pacific

In 2016, the campaign to destroy the Islamic State as a fighting force while also pushing any remaining fighters out of Iraq was in full swing. The combined joint force land component command (CJFLCC) in charge of the joint fight during Operation Inherent Resolve was based on the headquarters of the 101st Airborne Division, but the mission differed notably from previous division-level efforts during the coalition-led counterinsurgency fight in Iraq.

Published: Military Review Online Exclusive March 14, 2017

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Multi-Domain Battle: Driving Change to Win in the Future

Multi-Domain Battle

Driving Change to Win in the Future

Gen. David G. Perkins, US Army

This article frames the ideas taking shape for how land forces might conduct future operations under the multi-domain battle concept being developed by the Army Capabilities and Integration Center. In recognition of the centennial of American Expeditionary Forces entering World War I, the articles will incorporate relevant historical observations and lessons to help drive home the new and differentiate it from the old.

Published: Military Review July-August 2017

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Extending the Battlefield

Extending the Battlefield

General Donn A. Starry, US Army

The combined capabilities of acquisition, targeting and weapons systems available to the commander today are astounding. The author contends that these systems, supplemented by new ones being fielded, allow the commander to "see" far beyond the front line of troops onto an "extended" battlefield, a battlefield upon which the full potential of our weapons must be exploited if victory is to be attained. While the idea of the extended battlefield is not new, the author argues that the extended attack must be an integral part of every Army combat unit's capability.

Published: Military Review March 1981

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Extending the Battlefield

Extending the Battlefield 1997 Reprint

General Donn A. Starry, US Army

The Extended Battlefield concept primarily deals with war in areas of the world where there are large numbers of relatively modern, well-equipped forces who use Soviet-style operational concepts and tactics. Quite naturally, therefore, the threat against which the concept is designed is typified by the Warsaw Pact in Central Europe, the larger aggregations of mechanized forces in the Middle East or the threat from the north in Korea.

Published: Military Review January-February 1997

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