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    FM 3.0 update

    This morning's discussion of FM 3.0 upadte was especially interesting. I eagerly await its rollout and publication now scheduled for October.

    The idea of trimming the Army's operations manual...
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    What are we missing?

    In retrospect, clearly it was a mistake to not maintain COIN expertise in our profession, but what areas of expert knowledge are we now neglecting?

    In short, what are we missing?
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    Not as good as we think we are.

    Well said. Simply put we are pretty good but not as good as we think we are.

    William you are getting at a core failure of our profession. We have managed to muddle through the last nine years...
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    Interesting that SECDEF Gates watched this movie.

    Mike,


    Yes, too bad he didn't write a review in light of Bob Woodward's recent book "Obama's Wars" showing similar tension actually happening.

    But it is difficult to know the full story...
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    Exactly, not professional but profession of arms.

    Slap, this is exactly right. We are not talking professional, or professionalism but, as you say, a profession of arms "competent and expert at waging War and Warfare". The profession matins expert...
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    WM my definition of advice and avocacy may be...

    WM my definition of advice and avocacy may be somewhat different than yours. I view our responsibility as providing courses of action, or strategies to our political leaders and not advocating for...
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    Slap, interesting clip. This movie gets at...

    Slap, interesting clip.

    This movie gets at what I view as an extreme example of advocacy that clearly enters the realm of treason. However, we should be able to provide advice and inform policy...
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    Violently agree!

    Violently agree!
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    US Army personnel system

    Ken, great point. So how do we change this for the better? As you say practice make perfect or expertise so how do we change the personnel system, I like to call is talent management, so that we...
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    Slap

    Well you may have identified a problem, but beyond voting and individual participation in the political process members of the professions of arms are prohibited from political action as a group. So...
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    warfare it is not a profession

    Right, "warfare it is not a profession"; but that is not what we are talking about. We are attempting to define the profession of arms, a group that specializes in the application of lethal force to...
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    Avocacy or Advice?

    Well this is a discussion worth having.

    Colin Gray addresses the military role in policy formulation and execution in his book "Another Bloody Century", published in 2005, pg 363.

    "The...
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    CAPE is now part of TRADOC and no longer owned by...

    CAPE is now part of TRADOC and no longer owned by the USMA, so the name change helps to distinguish this change.
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    Funny David but no.

    CAPE stands for the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic
    This is a modified acronym that recently changed from ACPME.

    See this Stand-To article for more background.
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    Chris has a point with clarity

    I was not clear, and Chris is right to insist on precise language when discussing war, since so much depends on getting it right. So let me try again to present this idea of increasing the...
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    Mike, your view is closer to what I am trying to say.

    Look, I am not advocating preemptive war but keeping an eye on potential future problems seems only prudent.
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    Chris, you are going to have to educate me.

    Okay, Chris, you are going to have to educate me. I do not see how preparing our force to be more responsive to a rapidly changing enviroment is illegal.

    Bill Jakola
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    was just the convenient Ways that fit our Means

    Bob's W,

    Great point and I completely agree that whatever force we build will tend to be used in ways that are more convenient to the strengths of that particular Army. So the question is what...
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    Bob, I don't mean to take anything from your...

    Bob,

    I don't mean to take anything from your excellent points but I would like to refocus them a bit. You maintain "Americans like their army being a little rough around the edges", however, I...
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    What does it mean to be a profession of arms?

    After 23 years of Army service, I find this question of what it means to be a profession of arms particularly interesting, since it seems to define the cultural fabric of my passion to serve my...
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    Expand the Way We Use our Capabilities.

    Sorry, for taking so long to respond; this conference has kept us pretty busy. We have had some particularly interesting discussions between and among TRADOC senior leaders.

    Just to clarify what...
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    TSLC September 2010

    We made it to Kansas City and will begin the conversation tomorrow with the leaders who keep the Training and Doctrine Command in the fight. The backdrop setting the context for our discussion is...
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    The Purpose of this TRADOC Senior Leader Conference

    We want to ignite a discussion across the Army and beyond to take stock after nine years of war of where we are as a profession of arms and draw lessons to better prepare for future challenges.
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    The ALC white paper is due in about 90 days; but...

    The ALC white paper is due in about 90 days; but I will ask our writers to give us an early peek.

    Bill Jakola
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    Also of note the Senior Leader Conference again...

    Also of note the Senior Leader Conference again incorporated military bloggers to provide both transparency and gain additional points of view. Here is one video clip posted by Troy Steward blogging...
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