Accession Number:

ADA495489

Title:

Training for Full Spectrum Operations

Descriptive Note:

Field manual

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMBINED ARMS CENTER FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-12-12

Pagination or Media Count:

97.0

Abstract:

The primary mission of the Army is to fight and win the Nations wars. Conducting offensive and defensive operations has long been the Armys core capability. However, the recent experience of operations in the Balkans, Iraq, and Afghanistan, coupled with todays operational environments, clearly indicates that the future will be an era of persistent conflict-one that will engage Army forces around the world to accomplish the Nations objectives. This all points to the fact that the Army must adopt a new mindset that recognizes the requirement to successfully conduct operations across the spectrum of conflict, anytime, anywhere. FM 3-0 codified this forward looking paradigm shift in the Armys operational concept Army forces combine offensive, defensive, and stability or civil support operations simultaneously as part of an interdependent joint force to seize, retain, and exploit the initiative, accepting prudent risk to create opportunities to achieve decisive results. They employ synchronized actionlethal and nonlethal- proportional to the mission and informed by a thorough understanding of all variables of the operational environment. Mission command that conveys intent and an appreciation of all aspects of the situation guides the adaptive use of Army forces.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE