This report explores the commonalities between the U.S. and French strategies in the Indo-Pacific; outlines the region's key French military and security cooperation activities, including shared activities with the United States. The author suggests ways that the U.S. Army can further engage France to develop mutually beneficial cooperation activities in the region.
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To help ensure its brigade combat teams' (BCTs') readiness, the U.S. Army implemented the authorized stockage list, a carefully calculated list of the repair parts that each team should keep on hand. The introduction of common authorized stockage lists, which account for BCT type (armored, infantry, and Stryker), and the incorporation of a mathematical optimization approach, allow for higher ASL performance and better mission readiness support.
Researchers evaluate the effectiveness of the Today's Army Spouse Panel, an operational proof of concept survey access panel of U.S. Army spouses, in recruiting survey participants and providing timely information representative of Army spouses to inform policy decisions and aid in better understanding of the scope of issues or concerns among Army families.
Survey data from the Today's Army Spouse Panel offer insights into how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected U.S. Army spouses in terms of their finances, employment, and child care and highlight the issues they navigated during this challenging period.
The panel proved to be a useful tool for Army leadership to gather timely information from spouses, track important spouse outcomes over time, and inform Army senior leader decisionmaking.
New Directions for Projecting Land Power in the Indo-Pacific: Contexts, Constraints, and Concepts 2022
This report seeks to address how the U.S. Army can most effectively project and employ land power in the Indo-Pacific, during competition and conflict, with a focus on scenarios involving China. The authors developed three concepts to guide the Army's ground force role in the theater, offering the essential architecture of basing, information, relationships, and flexible combat power needed to make the joint force effective.