What is it?

Thursday May 15, 2008

Asymmetric Warfare Group

The Asymmetric Warfare Group (AWG) is a special-mission unit reporting through the Army Asymmetric Warfare Office to the Army G-3/5/7. The unit consists of military, Department of the Army Civilians and contractors with an authorized strength of 377, each of whom is carefully screened and selected for unique attributes and operational experience by means of a nominative process and modified personnel management procedures. The AWG mitigates strategic and operational near-term risk by anticipating emerging and future asymmetric threats and enabling the development of solutions to any capability gap.

What has the Army done?

The AWG observes and collects information about the evolving asymmetric operating environment by providing operational advisors to deployed and deploying forces in support of the war on terrorism. From this vantage point, the AWG informs senior leaders of the evolving conditions that may require short-term policy and resource allocation decisions.

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Information Papers with "2008 Army Posture Statement"

INFORMATION YOU CAN USE

- 2008 Strategic Communication Guide - Read the 2008 Army Strategic Communication Guide for key messages and updates

- Strategic Communication Coordination Group (SCCG) Workspace

- Army Public Affairs Portal

- Stories of Valor

- Speaker's Toolkit

A CULTURE OF ENGAGEMENT

The Army Community Relations Calendar

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Yongsan to celebrate Asian Pacific American heritage

NEWS ABOUT THE ARMY

  • Army's next crop of generals forged in counterinsurgency (WP)
  • House committee votes to cut FCS money (AT)
  • SMDC/ARSTRAT chief of staff's son follows the Family legacy (ARNews)
  • Commentary: Army modernization necessary, successful, long overdue (ARNews)

WAR ON TERROR NEWS

  • U.S. colonel says Iran is assassinating Iraqi officials (WP)
  • Gates: U.S. should engage Iran with incentives, pressure (WP)
  • Child bomber kills 23 in Iraq (WP)
  • Despite truce, war over wall persists in Sadr City (NYT)
  • Afghan soldiers showcase skills in exercise (AFIS)

OF INTEREST

  • DOD delays upgrade of military pay system (AT)
  • Illegal exports of night-vision gear on rise (AT)
  • Pentagon delivers nearly 100 tons of supplies to battered Burma (AFIS)
  • Pilot of first Burma relief mission describes experience (AFIS)

WORLD VIEW

  • Chinese soldiers rush to bolster weakened dams (IHT | Story)
  • Mosul operation enters fourth day (AJ | Story)
  • Turkey combines dialogue with bullets (AT | Story)
  • U.S. is Israel's 'best friend in the world': Bush (AA | Story)

WHAT'S BEING SAID IN BLOGS

  • Picture perfect (KDIHH)
  • Measuring Pakistan's indifference (WPR)
  • Saving Burma (HJ)
  • No trade-offs, good deal (HJ)
  • While he's away ~ take two (N2G)

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Events

May- July 4, 2008: Season of Remembrance

May 2008: Asian - Pacific Heritage Month

Saturday, June 7, 2008: The New Orleans Army Birthday Ball

Saturday, June 14, 2008: The U.S. Army Birthday Ball

SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

"To deal with the exponential pace of computer and software advances in recent years, the Army has adopted a phased approach to program development that is commonplace in the commercial world. We develop and deliver software in stages, or increments. In this manner, we identify and resolve problems, and integrate the latest technologies into the force without disrupting our entire modernization effort."

- Lt. Gen. N. Ross Thompson, military deputy to the acting assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology and director of acquisition career management for the U.S. Army

Commentary: Army modernization necessary, successful, long overdue

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