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Army Releases Updated Future Fighting Concept

The U.S. Army has launched the latest iteration of its future operating concept that presents potential measures to counter adversaries’ layered stand-off.

The service said Thursday “The U.S. Army in Multi-Domain Operations 2028," also known as MDO Concept 1.5, aligns with interagency efforts and offers recommendations based on experimentation.

Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of Army Training and Doctrine Command, said the service leaders could implement the principles of convergence, multidomain operations and calibrated force posture should deterrence fail against layered stand-off.

"Convergence achieves the rapid and continuous integration of all domains across time, space and capabilities to overmatch the enemy,” Townsend wrote in the document’s preface.

"Multi-domain formations possess the capacity, endurance and capability to access and employ capabilities across all domains to pose multiple and compounding dilemmas on the adversary.”

He noted that calibrated force posture seeks to merge position with the capability to across distances.

The military branch said Army Futures Command will carry out the concept and will work to come up with a new fighting concept, MDO Concept 2.0

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