Lieutenant General Eric Wesley, head of the U.S. Armys Capability Integration Center, told reporters on December 9, 2018 that as his office continues to test MDO concepts and conduct related exercises, the focus on competitive space (the period before the outbreak of conflict between the two sides) will put the U.S. Army in a strong position to control how the conflict unfolds.
We found that making full use of the competition space is the most important aspect of understanding the conflict situation, Wesley said. We must expand our capacity in this area, and we are not fully prepared to do so now.
The first key area, Wesley said, is dealing with information warfare and unconventional warfare. This is not surprising to those concerned about what Russia has done in recent years.
Wesley calls the second key area battlefield intelligence preparation. Its core involves studying the enemys combat sequence and understanding how conflicts may unfold.
The third area is to keep the troops sufficiently sensitive to intervene quickly in a conflict if necessary. Wesley argues that doing so avoids protracted conflict. If you can change quickly and force your opponent to re-judge, you can avoid the need to fall into a protracted conflict.
Wesley said, Were not wasting our time. On the contrary, we must also change our culture and our organizational structure so that it can be fully integrated into the Future Command.
Sometimes, he says, its unrealistic to have only one supervisor, especially when you talk about the need to modernize the whole business - not just the equipment, but also the creed, organization, training, leadership, policy, facilities and personnel.
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