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Army creates multi-domain task force units in Europe, Pacific

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Fox News Flash top headlines for Oct. 9 are here. Check out what's clicking on If land-based precision artillery, maneuvering Air Force fighter jets and Navy destroyers were all able to seamlessly share sensitive targeting information in real time during high-intensity combat, the Pentagon would be closely approaching its currently-envisioned concept of modern joint multi-domain warfare. While elements of this kind of information sharing, of course, already exist, the Department of Defense is currently refining and expanding its concept of joint attack with the intention of reaching an entirely new level of modern operational effectiveness. This not only includes incorporating previously less-impactful warfare domains, such as space, cyber and electronic warfare, but also envisions new dimensions of land, air, surface and undersea integrated attack.

Air Force Special Operations pivots strategy toward major power warfare

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File photo - An undated file photo shows an AC-130 gunship. Attacking enemy fighters in close-air-support aircraft, using ground-based laser designators to "paint" targets for aircraft and training friendly forces for the rigors of high-casualty close-in combat -- are all U.S. Air Force Special Operations Force skills tested and refined during the last decade and a half of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Drawing upon these Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs), Air Force Special Operations Command is accelerating a strategic shift from its recent counterinsurgency focus to preparing for "high-end" combat - or major force-on-force warfare against a technologically advanced enemy. "I would tell you there is definitely strategic value for Special Operations in the high-end fight. With our mentality, we think outside of the box and about how to present dilemmas for the enemy," Lt. Gen Marshall Webb, Commander - Air Force Special Operations Command, said Sept. 17 at the Air Force Association Convention.

'Attacking at speed': Army Project Convergence and breakthrough lightning-fast war

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Fox News Flash top entertainment and celebrity headlines are here. Check out what's clicking today in entertainment. The U.S. military recently conducted a live-fire full combat replication with unmanned-to-unmanned teaming guiding attacks, small reconnaissance drones, satellites sending target coordinates to ground artillery and high-speed, AI-enabled "networked" warfare. This exercise was a part of the Army's Project Convergence 2020, a weapons and platform combat experiment which, service leaders say, represents a massive transformation helping the service pivot its weapons use, tactics and maneuver strategies into a new era. Taking place at Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona, Project Convergence involved live-fire war experiments aligned in three distinct phases, intended to help the Army cultivate its emerging modern Combined Arms Maneuver strategy.

Army pursues new virtual soldier training for future war

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Fox News Flash top headlines for Oct. 8 are here. Check out what's clicking on Exploding enemy targets with precision artillery, "lasing" ground targets for drone air attack and waging close-combat urban warfare with hand-carried small arms -- are all scenarios entertained recently in high-tech virtual training wargame designed to closely replicate anticipated future warfare. The exercise, intended to virtually "create" high-threat, multi-domain modern warfare, was intended to move the Army closer to its goal of engineering a new "force-on-force" mobile training technology designed to prepare soldiers for the risks and perils of a new kind of war. "This was a computer-based simulation down to the individual model -- using real-time data and responding in a real-world manner," Col. Chris Cassibry, Maneuver Capabilities Development and Integration Directorate's Concepts Development Division director, recently told reporters.

Army pursues new 'Combined Arms Maneuver' warfare attack plan

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Fox Business Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on U.S. Army war planners believe winning a major power war against Russia or China would require an intricate and sophisticated blend of weapons, effects, networking and tactics, creating a need for the service to revamp its traditional Combined Arms Maneuver warfare approach. Traditional Combined Arms Maneuver requires a sophisticated mix of integrated attack strategies, including armored vehicles, artillery, air assets such as helicopters, infantry and long-range rockets. Based upon a specific and carefully analyzed understanding of the battlespace, Combined Arms Maneuver strategy seeks to attack in a highly coordinated way, something that senior Army officials often describe as almost like a symphony.