The U.S. Army Professional Writing
Collection showcases articles from a variety
of professional journals that focus on relevant issues affecting
The Army. This micro-site seeks to stimulate innovative thinking
about the challenges that may face tomorrow’s Army. It is
further intended that the articles featured on this site cause reflection,
increased dialogue within The Army Community, and in the best case,
action by Soldiers. Updated monthly, these articles are written
by Soldiers, civilians, academics, and other subject matter experts.
Links to various Army publications, Department of Defense journals
and selected non-governmental defense-related publications are also
provided on this site.
operations - undertakings to relieve human suffering in the
wake of natural or manmade disasters- have become a matter
of course for the U.S. Armed Forces. Although the military
has gained experience in working with public and private relief
organizations, there is still much to learn. This article examines
the complexities of humanitarian operations and the many organizations
that respond to them to reveal how the military and these organizations
can work better together to achieve their common objective.
effective military forces to achieve what Joint Vision 2020
describes as “Full Spectrum Dominance” demands
joint integration -- intellectually, operationally, organizationally,
doctrinally and technically. For full spectrum dominance, we
must use joint integrated effects to maximum advantage in military
operations: effects-based operations. This concept is defined
as "a process for obtaining a desired strategic outcome
or effect on the enemy through the synergistic and cumulative
application of the full range of military and non-military
capabilities at all levels of conflict."
Objective Force will conduct sustained combined arms air-space-ground
operations within the joint campaign to establish land force
dominance, wrest the initiative from the enemy, force him to
the defensive, and defeat him in detail. Objective Force
units achieve their power through the ability to see first,
understand first, act first, and finish decisively at the strategic,
operational, and tactical levels of war. Superior situational
understanding, based on networked C4ISR capabilities at all
levels, enables ground commanders to operate on their terms,
at the time, place, and method of their choosing.