The Army Brief: Doctrine double-check; Allied coordination; Hunger in military families; and more...
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Double-checking doctrine. The Army is delaying the release of its multi-domain operations doctrine in order to check it against lessons they are learning from the war in Ukraine, Defense One reports. A lessons-learned team is in Europe to speak with U.S. trainers and Ukrainian forces about Russian tactics and strategies.
Ukraine planning cell. Three more nations have joined a coordination effort established by the Army’s 10th Special Forces Group after the invasion of Ukraine, Defense One reports. Army Secretary Christine Wormuth said the planning cell has “contributed significantly with the effectiveness and the speed of the assistance and training that we've been able to provide.”
Food insecurity. Common military lifestyle experiences like PCS moves or spouse unemployment are often part of the reason families struggle to afford food, according to two new reports. Congress has already asked the Defense Department to study food insecurity in the military, with a report expected by October. Defense One has more.
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From Defense One
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