Monday, August 31, 2009

A New Vision For The U.S. Army

Image: Brig. Gen. H.R. McMaster (Photo from Frontline)

McMaster Rewrites Army Vision -- DoD Buzz

Big news out of Army Training and Doctrine Command: Brig. Gen. H.R. McMaster is rewriting the service’s Capstone Concept, a document laying out the service’s vision of how it intends to fight future wars. The capstone concept document is important because it guides future Army force development including modernization.

Most readers are likely familiar with McMaster from his 2005 exploits in Tal Afar, Iraq, considered one of the first, large scale, applications of counterinsurgency best practices there. Those readers who are a bit older, like myself, better know McMaster as commander of the cavalry troop at the Battle of 73 Easting during Desert Storm (for a time, the most scrutinized battle in American history, though that may no longer be the case).

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My Comment: This is going to be an interesting document to read. Much has changed in the past few years. Programs have been canceled. Money is tight. The Iraq war is winding down .... the Afghanistan war is heating up.

December is when this report will be released ... I am looking forward to it.

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