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Are We Winning
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In more than a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States’ armed forces have encountered myriad challenges in their efforts to execute simultaneous counterinsurgency campaigns. Assessing progress on the ground—what we will refer to here as “operations assessment”—has proven an especially challenging task. For CNA analysts, as well as uniformed operations research and systems analysis (ORSA) personnel, the operations assessment process has grown in importance and consumed increasing analytic resources over the course of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). While there have been new and innovative approaches to operations assessment in recent years, there has also been a great deal of relearning old lessons from previous eras (under different conditions). This relearning is, at least in part, attributable to the lack of a comprehensive history of operations assessment.
Are We Winning Are We Winning? A Brief History of Military Operations Assessment In more than a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States’ armed forces have encountered myriad ... assessment. “Are we winning?” That simple question has proven decidedly difficult for the U.S. military to answer at various times in its history, and in recent decades has given rise to formal processes ... assessment, as has the broader military operations research community. Yet, to our knowledge, there is no comprehensive account of the history of operations assessment. This paper aims to serve
How Moscow Understands War
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In this CNA Occasional Paper, Andrew Monaghan examines Russian military strategy. Monaghan frames an analysis of Russian military strategy in terms of sustained Russian debate about the changing character of war, especially since the mid 2010s, and how this debate has recently turned to focus on military strategy in modern conditions. It makes several key arguments. First, history permeates the contemporary Russian debate, featuring both in the way that military experience is rendered into didactic lessons of history to advance military science, and in the arc of the theoretical development of Russian military strategy—it is not possible to parse today’s discussion without knowledge of this history. Second, military strategy is specifically and clearly defined in the Russian lexicon as the “highest sphere of military art,” the art of higher command comprising the bridge between the theory and practice of war. Military strategy is explicitly subordinate to state policy. Third, there are constraints on military strategy, particularly in terms of the implementation of plans. Moscow’s re-examination of military strategy has important implications for Western audiences. While many are focused on Moscow’s measures short of war, this paper highlights the importance that the Russian military still accords the use of armed force. Moreover, it suggests the need to move beyond thinking in terms of the blurring of the lines between war and peace, to the blurring of the lines between the offensive and the defensive.
in modern conditions. It makes several key arguments. First, history permeates the contemporary Russian debate, featuring both in the way that military experience is rendered into didactic lessons of history to advance military science, and in the arc of the theoretical development of Russian military strategy—it is not possible to parse today’s discussion without knowledge of this history. Second ... , and this influences the debate about contemporary and future war. Russian military strategy is based on three arcs: an arc tracing the line through Russian history to foresight and the future of war; an arc through
pla update: Issue 3, April 4, 2022
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, appearing in PLA Daily 's March 28 edition, depicts the US as a “destroyer of global biosecurity” with a “dark history” of developing and using bioweapons. The op-ed claims the Russian military ... , the Central Military Commission (CMC) mouthpiece PLA Daily began publishing a series of scathing editorials blaming the United States for the “crisis” in Ukraine. As of March 28, seven such op-eds have run ... of the Military” that is generally interpreted to represent the PLA Daily editorial board's opinions on issues of concern. The op-eds present variations on a central theme, namely that the war
A Brief History of CNA
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CNA is the oldest research and analysis organization in the United States that is an FFRDC, a federally funded research and development center. Our founder, Philip Morse, introduced the concept of operations research to the U.S. in order to address the German U-boat threat during World War II.
that was saving lives . white default /images/About-Us/History/dc-2001-anthrax-attack.jpg fixed left small callout white Global Rivals, Global Virus, 2017– By 2017, the growing military power and aggression ... History CNA is the oldest research and analysis organization in the United States that is an FFRDC, a federally funded research and development center. Our founder, Philip Morse, introduced the concept of operations research to the U.S. in order to address the German U-boat threat during World War II. /images/About-Us/History/korean-war-battleship-uss-missouri.jpg A Brief History of CNA
pla update: Issue 1, February 4, 2022
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of the plenum and its implications for the military. The sessions aimed to reaffirm the military’s loyalty to the Party and Xi, contextualize the history of the military within the plenum’s newly revised history of the Party, and exhort military personnel to remain steadfast in their adherence to and implementation of continuing military reforms. Of the many PLA-affiliated media reports on the Sixth ... Commission (CMC) Vice Chairman who reportedly oversees the political portfolio of the armed forces.   Zhang’s editorial reviews the military’s history within the broader revised history of the CCP, from
pla update: Issue 6, September 30, 2022
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used by the PLA Daily in the context of commentary on military reform issues. The article focused largely on recounting key events in early PLA history and praised the leadership of Mao Zedong ... , and military responses to US Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi’s August 2–4 visit to Taiwan. The ramifications of Speaker Pelosi’s visit, covered extensively in other publications (including ... covered by media outside the PRC, including newly promulgated Central Military Commission (CMC) guidelines on non-war military activities, a series of PLA Daily commentaries on a compilation of Xi
ai and autonomy in russia: Issue 40, June 15, 2022
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. Military and Security Military AI for monitoring the Black Sea The Russian MOD’s Scientific Research Institute for Long-Distance Radio Communications (NIIDAR, part of the RTI Systems Group ... to the military with the help of machine-learning algorithms and elements of artificial intelligence. There is no information on when this NIIDAR system will be fielded. CNA wrote earlier about the Russian military’s plans to use artificial intelligence for data collection and analysis to augment decision-making capabilities, one of the key MOD goals for developing and using AI. We have no information
ai and autonomy in russia: Issue 43, August 8, 2022
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the efficiency of public administration through implementation of a unified policy around digital technologies and government support. MILITARY AND SECURITY RUSSIAN MILITARY CONTINUES USING UAVS IN RECONNAISSANCE STRIKE AND FIRE CONTOURS In Newsletter 33, we reported on how Russian military forces practiced reconnaissance- fire/reconnaissance-strike contours (complexes) prior to the invasion ... information-sharing networks to increase the degree of potential fire capabilities and to reduce the “reconnaissance-destruction” cycle for the timely detection and striking of critical military formations
china ai and autonomy report: Issue 14, May 5, 2022
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the "spiritual core of the enemy's personnel" either to prevent war or limit its scope. Cognitive warfare operations are aided by analysis of the target's politics, military, cultural history, and national ... warfare, cognitive warfare, and the use of the metaverse for training. These articles indicate the continued importance that the PLA places on understanding the role of AI in military operations ... by the Ukrainian military (see Newsletter 11 ) and, later that month, German electronics retailer MediaMarkt removed DJI drone from its stores (see Newsletter 12 ). Meanwhile, the Wall Street
china ai and autonomy report: Issue 12, April 7, 2022
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military in order to provide an advantage to the Russian armed forces. Meanwhile, PRC media outlets have been busy reporting the highlights from this year’s National People’s Congress and Chinese People's ... into an epilepsy patient’s brain. PRC DRONES AND THE RUSSIA-UKRAINE WAR DJI continues to deny accusations that it altered its UAV technology to give Russia a military advantage in Ukraine.   Pressure has ... military offensive in Ukraine. Following these initial allegations, Ukraine’s minister of digital transformation, Mykhailo Fedorov,   sent a letter   on March 16 to DJI founder and CEO, Frank Wang