by WO2 Blair Battersby, UK LNO to TRADOC G-2 Observations from the Russia-Ukraine War provide insight into Russia’s remedies to address critical gaps in its kill chain, providing the U.S Army with the opportunity to prepare for an optimized adversary during today’s training events. Russia has struggled to deliver dynamic, precision fires with the efficiency…

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by WO2 Blair Battersby, UK LNO to TRADOC G-2 and Dorsel Boyer, TRADOC G-2 Analyst Russia’s approach to war in its so-called “Special Military Operation” in Ukraine has evolved over the past 21 months, suggesting ways in which U.S. Army OPFOR training can evolve to match. Russian forces have faced several organizational and doctrinal limitations…

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(U)EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (U)The national “will to fight” is a tangible force of interwoven psychological, physical,and ideological elements, often dictating warfare outcomes against the grain oftechnological or numerical superiority. Insights gathered from the war in Ukrainesuggest that while both Russia and Ukraine exhibit resilient wills to fight—in differentand powerful ways—emerging internal and external military challenges can…

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 TRADOC G2 expanded and updated the Indo-Pacific Operational Environment (OE) of DATE in August, 2023. Additions include four new countries to better reflect the complex operational environment: Bagansait, Himaldesh, Sungzon, and Khorathidin. Our allies are already using and contributing towards this environment, as most recently as the large scale, multi-lateral exercise, Talisman Sabre 23.…

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by Kevin Freese, TRADOC G-2 Analyst Combatants have used civilian communications networks since the invention of the telegraph, and wireless communications are no exception. Cellular phones provided targeting information and became targets themselves throughout the Global War on Terror. Smart phones have played a major role for several years now in strategic messaging and information operations.…

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LSCO Challenge: Russia’s Nuclear Messaging in the War in Ukraine Available on Intelink-U at https://go.intelink.gov/jKMgAhl About This Series: The challenges that Russia has encountered as result of extended large-scale combat operations (LSCO) reveal key object lessons for TRADOC and the broader Army. This series—titled “LSCO Challenges”—will focus on issues that the Russian Armed Forces are…

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LSCO Challenge: Russia’s Nuclear Messaging in the War in Ukraine Available on Intelink-U at https://go.intelink.gov/jKMgAhl About This Series: The challenges that Russia has encountered as result of extended large-scale combat operations (LSCO) reveal key object lessons for TRADOC and the broader Army. This series—titled “LSCO Challenges”—will focus on issues that the Russian Armed Forces are…

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LSCO Challenge: Russia’s Sensor-to-Shooter Challenges in Ukraine Available on Intelink-U at https://go.intelink.gov/jKMgAhl About This Series: The challenges that Russia has encountered as result of extended large-scale combat operations (LSCO) reveal key object lessons for TRADOC and the broader Army. This series—titled “LSCO Challenges”—will focus on issues that the Russian Armed Forces are presenting in Ukraine,…

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LSCO Challenge: Russia’s Sensor-to-Shooter Challenges in Ukraine Available on Intelink-U at https://go.intelink.gov/jKMgAhl About This Series: The challenges that Russia has encountered as result of extended large-scale combat operations (LSCO) reveal key object lessons for TRADOC and the broader Army. This series—titled “LSCO Challenges”—will focus on issues that the Russian Armed Forces are presenting in Ukraine,…

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