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    Default Changing Training since 9/11

    Question: How has Army training changed since 9/11?

    Where I'm coming from: This summer, I'll join hundreds of other Army ROTC cadets at the newly renamed Army finishing camp, the Warrior Forge. I got curious about the name change, talked to one of my history professors, and set up an independent study. At first, I wanted to look at the differences between "warriors" and "soldiers." My gut reaction, then and now, is that the Army doesn't really want warriors, but the question was just too large to tackle in a semester. (I'm planning to come back at it next year in an honors thesis.) I refocused on the changes to training since 9/11. How has training changed, first in reaction just to 9/11, then to our changing experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan? If we train to fight the last war, which experience is having more of an effect? I'm doing a lot of my research through readings and conversations with cadre, and you'll recognize many books on my reading list as recommended by this site. But it just occurred to me I was missing the biggest resource here: you. I'd appreciate any help, suggestions, and advice.

    Reading List:
    Not a Good Day to Die – Naylor
    House to House – Bellavia
    The Unforgiving Minute – Mullaney
    On Killing – Grossman
    Chosen Soldier – Couch
    Achilles in Vietnam – Shay
    Long Hard Road – NCO s
    Developing Adaptive Leaders – Wong
    Stifling Leadership – Wong
    Imperial Grunts – Kaplan
    Savage Wars of Peace – Boot

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    Not knowing for how long you’ve been lurking here, this thread should be an interesting read for you. And you may find some nuggets or links here and here.
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    AFAIK it's been called warrior forge for years now...

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