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Army, Marine Corps Form Joint Task Force to Support Multi-Domain Battle Concept Dev’t

Senior leaders of the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps have established a joint task force to identify new tactics for soldiers to engage enemies in the battlefield as part of the service branches’ multi-domain battle concept development effort.

Gen. Mark Milley, chief of staff of the Army, and Marine Gen. Robert Neller have also produced a white paper about the concept that will be sent to Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, for approval, the Army said Friday.

The Army Training and Doctrine Command leads the development of the concept that will involve soldiers’ use of land-based missiles to sink ships and utilization of cyber and electromagnetic tactics to help units get inside enemy territory.

Gen. David Perkins, head of the Army Training and Doctrine Command, said that the U.S. Army Pacific and Joint Pacific Command partnered to plan testing of warfighting ideas in the spring.

“I think what you’re absolutely going to find are combat vehicles that have multiple purposes and can operate in multiple modes,” added Perkins.

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