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05-28-2006, 06:23 AM
28 May Washington Times - Army Adapts as Wars Evolve (http://www.washtimes.com/world/20060527-115701-2333r.htm) by David Axe.

... The simulated press conference in late April is a typical exercise at the college (US Army Command and General Staff College), where more than a thousand midlevel officers from the U.S. and foreign militaries study the art of 21st-century warfare.

For a year, they take classes in history, culture and languages. They tackle complex command exercises combining computer simulations and human role-players.

They stage briefings for their superiors, their subordinates and real and simulated press. And at every turn, they defend their decisions to resident and visiting specialists.

Steve Rounds is a former State Department press officer visiting the college to offer advice on media relations. He was involved in the discussion following the major's April briefing. "I've done a lot of press conferences, so I can help," Mr. Rounds said.

For more than a 100 years, the college has been a training ground for the Army's future colonels and generals. For half of that history, the school focused on preparing officers to fight the Soviet Union.

Changes inspired by the end of the Cold War and accelerated by September 11 have seen the college emphasize "education" over "training," said Brig. Gen. Jim Warner, the college deputy commandant...