Combined Arms Battalion: ATP 3-90.5

ATP 3-90.5 describes the techniques and procedures to tactically employ the combined arms battalion (CAB), the primary maneuver force of the Armored brigade combat team (ABCT) in unified land operations. While providing basic doctrinal principles, it attempts to refer tactical discussion out to FM 3-96 and other appropriate manuals. This publication provides techniques and procedures… Continue Reading Combined Arms Battalion: ATP 3-90.5

Theater Army Operations: ATP 3-93

ATP 3-93 discusses the organization and operations of the theater army headquarters, including its role as the Army Service component command(ASCC)to the combatant commander and the relationships among the theater army headquarters, the theater enabling commands, and any other forces potentially provided by the Army Service. This publication also discusses theater army Service responsibilities (Title… Continue Reading Theater Army Operations: ATP 3-93

Fundamentals of Military Readiness

Each year the Department of Defense (DOD) requests and Congress authorizes and appropriates billions of dollars in Operations and Maintenance (O&M) funding to support what the DOD calls readiness. Additionally, other types of defense appropriations may be used to contribute to producing, sustaining, or otherwise enabling readiness. DOD defines readiness as “the ability of military… Continue Reading Fundamentals of Military Readiness

Mission Command of Multi-Domain Operations

This Army War College research monograph explores the Army’s emerging concept of multi-domain operations and its implications on the mission command approach. The transition to multi-domain operations changes the traditional view of how Army commanders and staffs conduct operations in the physical environment to include simultaneously operations in the information environment within the competition continuum.… Continue Reading Mission Command of Multi-Domain Operations

Crafting Strategy for Irregular Warfare: A Framework for Analysis and Action

The 2018 U.S. National Defense Strategy made headlines by officially downgrading terrorism as a national security priority in favor of “inter-state strategic competition.” Many interpreted the statement as signifying a return to “conventional combat,” yet a closer reading suggests that even state-based competition is likely to be “irregular.” Much like insurgent adversaries, states blend separate… Continue Reading Crafting Strategy for Irregular Warfare: A Framework for Analysis and Action

Great Commanders

Originally published in 2012 by the US Army’s Command and General Staff College’s Combat Studies Institute, Great Commanders continues the mission of publishing CGSC Faculty scholarship and adding to the body of historical literature the thoughts and research of these distinguished Professors. These analyses are both interesting and useful in their discussion of what attributes… Continue Reading Great Commanders

On Strategy: A Primer

This book is a collection of essays that provide historical insight, lessons learned from experience, and illustrations of strategy in practice. Designed as a primer for mid-career military professionals, On Strategy culls the expertise of a diverse group of Army University/Combat Studies Institute strategists who represent the brightest minds of the field. They offer a… Continue Reading On Strategy: A Primer

Large-Scale Combat Operations: The Division Fight (Art of Tactics Series)

This new compendium is the first volume in the Art of Tactics series, sponsored by the Department of Army Tactics, US Army Command and General Staff College. This book examines various aspects of division-level operations, to include Fires, Wet Gap Crossings, and Consolidating Gains, as part of the Army’s effort to refocus the force on… Continue Reading Large-Scale Combat Operations: The Division Fight (Art of Tactics Series)

A Whole-of-Government Approach to Gray Zone Warfare

Gray zone warfare, also known as irregular warfare, political warfare, hybrid warfare, asymmetric warfare, and unconventional warfare, is a significant concern today, threatening U.S. national security as well as the security of U.S. allies and partners. Despite its population’s immense capacity for creativity and innovation, the United States is losing this war. This monograph builds… Continue Reading A Whole-of-Government Approach to Gray Zone Warfare

Maneuver and Manipulation: On the Military Strategy of Online Information Warfare

    Ongoing discussion around the Russian development of hybrid warfare and the revelations about meddling in the 2016 United States Presidential election have focused the public’s attention on the threats posed by coordinated campaigns of propaganda and disinformation. These recent events have also raised concerns around the broader challenge posed by the emergence of… Continue Reading Maneuver and Manipulation: On the Military Strategy of Online Information Warfare