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The Value of Science in Foresight
Russian General Valery Gerasimov is widely credited with developing the modern concept of 'Hybrid Warfare' in his 2013 article.
UK Announces Future Defence: The Integrated Operating Concept (2025)
"The Integrated Operating Concept 2025 sets out a new approach to the utility of armed force in an era of persistent competition and a rapidly evolving character of warfare. It represents the most significant change in UK military thought in several generations. It will lead to a fundamental transformation in the military instrument and the way it is used."
Future Defence: The Integrated Operating Concept (Video - originally recorded 30 September 2020) (Not available on DWAN)
"In this major speech at an important juncture for UK defence, the Chief of the Defence Staff will present a new approach to the utility of armed force and integration of space, cyber and information, alongside the maritime, land and air domains. In an era of persistent competition and rapidly evolving character of warfare, this new concept for operations represents a significant development in UK military thought and fundamental transformation in the military instrument."
USAF Agile Combat Employment (ACE) Concept
"Expeditionary operations aren't new for the Air Force, but they're getting special attention in the Pacific, where important facilities, like Anderson Air Force Base on Guam, are within range of Chinese missiles."
USN Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations (EABO) Concept
"Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations is a form of expeditionary warfare that involves the employment of mobile, low-signature, operationally relevant, and relatively easy to maintain and sustain naval expeditionary forces from a series of austere, temporary locations ashore or inshore within a contested or potentially contested maritime area in order to conduct sea denial, support sea control, or enable fleet sustainment."
Surprise and Innovative Operational Concepts: Gaining Competitive Advantage in Great Power Conflicts (Video - Originally recorded 29 January 2021) (Not available on DWAN)
"Great power competition has returned after a generation of absence, and the U.S. military edge over prospective opponents is eroding. Whereas previously, the United States could overwhelm adversaries with sheer force, it now needs every advantage it can get. Innovative operational concepts like surprise are tools for the United States to gain a competitive advantage in future conflicts."