H.R. McMaster: Army Must Innovate to Accomplish National Security Missions

Lt. Gen. HR McMaster
Lt. Gen. HR McMaster

Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army‘s Training and Doctrine Command, has said the branch needs to prioritize innovation programs if it wants to gain a “differential advantage” over U.S. adversaries, the Army News Service reported Sept. 16.

“We have to consider the technologies we need to make us more effective, but we also have to consider enemy countermeasures and technological capabilities they’re developing,” McMaster told audience at a Sept. 10 breakfast event hosted by the Institute of Land Warfare.

He explained that nation-state and non-state actors try to evade U.S. strategies through countermeasures, deceptive measures, dispersion and concealment.

The Army must develop systems that the military service can integrate and use in operations against national security threats, he added.

He also pointed to the Army Operating Concept as an essential framework for the branch to ensure that it employs the right capabilities and operates in sufficient scale.

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