SECURITY FORCE ASSISTANCE NEEDS THE STILWELL COMBINATION

The Army needs officers with experience working in foreign countries where the situation is complex and ambiguous Training foreign armies to do the work we would otherwise have to do ourselves seems like a great idea. Known in the U.S. Army as security force assistance (SFA), it is less politically and financially costly than using […]

WE NEED AN AI-BASED ENEMY ANALYSIS TOOL … NOW!

Right now, AI programs struggle to beat capable human adversaries, but it is only a matter of time During maneuvers, the 5-20 Infantry battalion staff begins planning an attack on Objective MURRAY, a complex piece of terrain surrounded by forests on three sides with an expected enemy company in the area. The approach to the […]

MORE IS NOT BETTER: FIXING SECURITY COOPERATION

One point is unequivocal: U.S. engagement had not adequately facilitated Mali’s security abilities During a visit to Mali in early 2011, a senior official from United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM) asked a group of U.S. trainers, “We’ve invested millions of dollars here, why are we not seeing any real progress?” In response, a U.S. Special […]