Colonel (Retired) Daniel Roper, host of this special edition of Army Matters, interviews LTG Eric Wesley, Deputy Commanding General, Futures and Concepts Center (FCC), United States Army Futures Command (AFC). They discuss how the Army is undergoing its most fundamental change in 40 years in response to the re-emergence of long-term strategic competition with Russia and China. The Army’s December 2018 operations concept, “The U.S. Army in Multi-Domain Operations 2028,” describes how the U.S. Army, with its Joint and Allied partners, will compete with and if necessary fight and defeat its adversaries. LTG Wesley describes how the US military and its allies will overcome the problem of layered standoff and anti-access area denial (A2AD) capabilities by: competing below the threshold of armed conflict; penetrating and dis-integrating enemy stand-off; exploiting the resultant freedom of maneuver; and returning to competition on favorable terms. He also discusses the U.S. Army’s expectations of its joint and allied partners with respect to MDO, particularly focusing on how to best leverage unique allied capabilities both in competition and conflict.
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