Contemporary Operating Environment

Contemporary Operating Environment

Wi-Fi Over Water: Misplaced Priorities in the American Way of War

Should we be seeking out WiFi at the same time as establishing a reliable water supply? This article, via the Modern War Institute, argues that combat soldiers are not ready for the harsh realities...

By The Cove

Contemporary Operating Environment

The Tactical Application of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)

How can social media contribute to the combat intelligence picture?

By PTE E

Contemporary Operating Environment

The Spear Podcast - 'Combat Outpost Keating'

A link to the Modern War Institute, and a first hand account of the battle on 3 October 2009.

By The Cove

Contemporary Operating Environment

Assault Breaching: Generating Momentum in the Case for Assault Pioneers

This article seeks to outline that Assault Pioneers can achieve the routine mobility responsibilities for infantry centric small teams through assault breaching and reduction of nuisance obstacles (...

By Ted Taber & Wes Walsh

Contemporary Operating Environment

The Battle of Marawi: Small Team Lessons Learned For the Close Fight.

 In May 2017, Islamist insurgents swarmed through the city of Marawi, taking the population of 200, 000 hostage and announcing it as a new ‘Capitol’ for Islamic State in South-East Asia.

By James Lewis

Contemporary Operating Environment

Can Humanitarian Action Remain Principled in Challenging Times?

This article, written for The Cove by the International Committee of the Red Cross, examines whether humanitarian actions can remain principled in modern conflicts.

By Emily Defina

Contemporary Operating Environment

Advise, Assist and Enable in Iraq

It's a human thing - how we supported the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service mattered more than what we did

By The Cove

Contemporary Operating Environment

What Does Assad's Southwestern Offensive Mean for the Future of Syria?

This article by Michael P. Dempsey was published by War on the Rocks and provides an update of current operations in southwest Syria.

By Mick Fry

Contemporary Operating Environment

Army in the 21st Century: Continuity and Change

In this piece for the AARC, Dr J. Sanyal argues that there is a strong and timely need for Army to transform.

By The Cove

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