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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This OE Watch contains 25 foreign article reviews spanning over 30 different regions and countries covering Operational Environment topics from the foreign perspective for the US Army leader, development, training and education community, as well as others in governmental, analytic, and academic communities. This issue can be downloaded at FMSO’s website: https://community.apan.org/wg/tradoc-g2/fmso/ Its Table of…

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TRADOC G-2 has just released the latest publication of the Red Diamond newsletter. This edition of the Red Diamond provides our readers with information about the various products and services TRADOC G-2 offers to support and guide you through writing scenarios and developing exercises. We strive to ensure our users are informed about the myriad…

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This OE Watch contains 28 foreign article reviews spanning over 30 different regions and countries covering Operational Environment topics from the foreign perspective for the US Army leader, development, training and education community, as well as others in governmental, analytic, and academic communities. This issue can be downloaded at FMSO’s website: https://community.apan.org/wg/tradoc-g2/fmso/  This particular issue…

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The September issue of OE Watch features 54 articles covering various security challenges from the foreign perspective from over 30 different countries and regions around the globe. It can be found at FMSO’s website: https://community.apan.org/wg/tradoc-g2/fmso/Also, all of FMSO’s books, studies, and OE Watch issues are digitally available there—a great OE resource for ADTLE! Notably in…

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The June issue of OE Watch continues its broad coverage of foreign perspectives of the operational environment, as well as continuing special focus on foreign, security-related perspectives on the COVID-19 pandemic.  In the Eurasia section, three articles consider how countries in the region are adapting their military conscriptions to address the pandemic (“Alternate Medical Service…

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