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MWI Podcast: Special Operations Forces in the Fight Against ISIS and on Tomorrow’s Multi-Domain Battlefield

In this episode of the MWI Podcast, Maj. Jake Miraldi speaks to Maj. Gen. Patrick Roberson. For most of his thirty-year Army career, he has served in the special operations community. In August 2019, he assumed his current role as commanding general of the Army’s John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. Before that, he commanded Special Operations Joint Task Force–Operation Inherent Resolve. Given his recent leadership experience, he has an incredible perspective on special operations forces’ role in conflicts like the fight against ISIS. But he also talks about the future of US special operations forces and...

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MWI Podcast: Let’s Talk Multi-Domain Operations

In this episode of the Modern War Institute Podcast, MWI’s John Amble sits down for a conversation with Lt. Gen. Eric Wesley. He is the deputy commanding general of Army Futures Command as well as director of the Futures and Concepts Center. Given Lt. Gen. Wesley’s role, the discussion touched on a variety of topics related to the future of war. But it focused most closely on multi-domain operations—the concept that describes the way the Army expects to fight in the future. From the technologies and weapon systems that will play an important role in the concept to important...

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Guadalcanal in World War II: Conducting Multi-Domain Operations Before It Had a Name

On Friday, November 8, audiences around the United States saw Midway, a dramatization of the climactic World War II battle at sea between the United States and Imperial Japan from June 4 through June 7, 1942. One historical narrative suggests Midway was the decisive turning point of the Pacific Campaign. A turning point in the context of historical military operations can be generally defined as a point at which the strategic initiative had shifted decidedly from one opposing combatant to another, where victory was a foregone conclusion for the latter. In the context of the Battle of Midway, this...

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Dropping DIMEs: Leveraging All Elements of National Power on the Multi-Domain Battlefield

While the US Army continues to shift its focus from the stability operations that characterized America’s post-9/11 wars toward preparing for large-scale combat operations, our adversaries are working feverishly to ensure that the US military and those of our allies and partners will never be afforded the time or political capital to mass the combat power such operations would require. The Army’s emphasis on large-scale combat operations is built on an assumption that ground combat at scale remains a viable medium to achieve unconditional surrender against peer adversaries in the twenty-first century. However, since the unconditional surrenders of Germany...

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Putting the Enemy Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Multi-Domain Operations in Practice

The Army’s vision of how it will fight in the future rests on the notion of the “dilemma.” Multi-domain operations as a concept proposes that the joint force can achieve competitive advantage over a near-peer adversary by presenting multiple complementary threats that each require a response, thereby exposing adversary vulnerabilities to other threats. It is the artful combination of these multiple dilemmas, rather than a clear overmatch in terms of any particular capability, that produces the desired advantage. Over the last year, the 1st Infantry Division headquarters trained through a series of command post exercises where we attempted, as...

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